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  1. The Seven Wonders of the World Maria Gordeyeva Ph-51

  2. Contents • The idea of Seven Wonders • The Pyramids • The Hanging Gardens • The Temple of Artemis • The Statue of Zeus • The Mausoleum • The Colossus • The Lighthouse • New Seven Wonders

  3. The idea of Seven Wonders • Versions: • Herodotus • 200 B.C. Philon of Byzantium • Travel guide • 2500 B.C. - 2000 B.C.

  4. The Pyramids • 2600 - 2500 B.C. • Giza • The Great Pyramid (the Pyramid of Cheops) • The Pyramid of Chephren • The Pyramid of Mykerinus

  5. The Hanging Gardens • 7th century B.C. • Babylon • From Nebuchadnezzar II to Amyitis • «Gardens of Semiramis»

  6. The Temple of Artemis • Ephesus • A 120-year project • Croesus of Lydia • 127 marble columns

  7. The Statue of Zeus • 438 B.C. • Olympia • Athenian sculptor Phidias • 12 meters tall

  8. The Mausoleum • 370 - 350 B.C. • Halicarnassus • From wife to King Mausolus • «In honour of Mausol» • 1522 A.D. - ruined

  9. The Colossus • 280 B.C. • Rhodes • Bronze statue • 30 meters high • 12 years of work

  10. The Lighthouse • 3rd century B.C. • Alexandria • 130 meters high • Light - 56 km • Three stages • Statue of Poseidon

  11. New Seven Wonders • 2001, Bernard Weber - the idea • 20 candidates • Free voting • July 7, 2007 - Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal

  12. References • http://seven-wonders.by.ru • http://www.new7wonders.com

  13. The Seven Wonders of the World Maria Gordeyeva Ph-51