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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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  1. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

  2. Hanging Gardens at Babylon • --Built around 600 BC • --Built by Babylonians • -- multi-levelled gardens reaching (75 feet) high complete with machinery for circulating water. Large trees grew on the roof. • --Built by NebuchadnezzarII for his wife AmytisofMedia. • --destroyed after 1st century BC by earthquake in Iraq

  3. Great Pyramid of Giza • --Built by Egyptians between 2584-2561 BC. • --Built as the tomb for Pharaoh Khufu • --Still in existence in Giza, Egypt • --the pyramid is as tall as a 45 story building

  4. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus • Built around 550 B.C. by the Lydians, Persians, Greeks in Turkey • Dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis and took 120 years to build • Burned down by Herostratus to achieve lasting fame (356 B.C.) • Rebuilt by Alexander the Great and burned down again by the Goths (AD 262) • 377' long and 151' wide, supposedly the first Greek temple built of marble. Its columns stood some 40 feet high.

  5. Statue of Zeus at Olympia • Built by Greeks from 466-456 B.C. • 40 feet tall • Only wonder to be moved from original location. • Destroyed between 5th and 6th century AD by fire • Was located in Olympia, Greece

  6. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus • Built around 351 B.C. by Persians and Greeks • Stood 150 feet high • the tomb built for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire. • Destroyed by flood and earthquake in Turkey

  7. Colossus of Rhodes • Built in Rhodes, Greece in 292-280 BC by the Greeks • A giant statue of the Greek god Helios, god of the sun, c. 35 m (110 ft) tall. • Destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC

  8. Lighthouse of Alexandria • Built in Alexandria c. 280 BC in HellenisticEgypt, (Greeks) • Between (380 – 440 ft) high, it was among the tallest structures on Earth for many centuries. • The name of the island that it was built on, Pharos, eventually became the Latin word for lighthouse, pharos. • Destroyed by earthquake AD 1303-1480