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  1. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

  2. The Great Pyramid of Giza • Only surviving wonder of ancient world • Built around 2560 B.C. • Built with 2,300,000 blocks weighing 2 ½ tons each

  3. The Temple/Statue of Artemis • Built around 800 B.C. • Artemis is the Greek Goddess of Fertility • The Temple was destroyed several times due to wars in city. • Current day Archeologists have found the foundations of 5 temples built on top of each other

  4. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon • Built between 604-550 B.C. • Nebuchadnezzar II is credited for building them. • An Intricate system of rope and buckets was used to raise water from the Euphrates to the gardens. • The Gardens were filled with exotic plants and animals from around the world.

  5. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia • Built around 450 B.C. • Sculpted by Pheidias a famous sculptor of the time. • The Statue was said to be made of Gold and Marble. • Olympics started to honor Zeus.

  6. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus • Built around 353 B.C. • Was built by Queen Artemisia as a tribute to her husband and brother King Mausolus. • Gives us the modern term Mausoleum. • All that survives today are the foundation blocks.

  7. Colossus of Rhodes • Construction started 304 B.C. and wasn’t complete until 282 B.C. • Was built to honor the God Helios the Sun God. • Was built from old weapons and other remains of war after peace treaty with the Antigonids of Macedonia.

  8. Lighthouse of Alexandria • Called the Pharos the lighthouse was built in 290 B.C. • It was the worlds first lighthouse. • The only structures taller than Pharos were the pyramids of Egypt. • The light from the lighthouse could be seen up to 35 miles away.

  9. This PowerPoint made byValerie A. Wolford 2004 Pictures and Information from ~http://www.cleveleys.co.uk/wonders/sevenwondersoftheworld.htm ~http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/index.html