The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
There are two lists of the seven wonders of the world—one for the ancient world and one for the contemporary world— despite the fact that you may have heard a lot about them. But this is only a revision to the well-known list that was first published in 2007.
In 2000, a Swiss group began a casual, recreational search to identify the world’s seven new wonders since only the Pyramid of Cheops survived the original seven. People had the opportunity to vote and campaign from all around the globe.
Without question, the greatest course of action and the kind of tourism that everyone seeks out is to fly to visit these locations. After all, interacting with people from other cultures is a fantastic learning opportunity. Do you wish to know what the ancient world’s seven wonders are to consider your passage? Follow along and have a look!
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon would have featured six artificial mountains, which generated miniature waterfalls full of plants and overlapping terraces. It was said to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon, near present-day Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq.
However, they were never discovered, and many archaeologists still look for any proof that this architectural marvel ever existed.
Great Pyramid of Giza
Being the only structure to have stood the test of time, it is also regarded as the oldest of the seven wonders of antiquity. The pyramid was constructed more than 4,000 years ago to house the tomb of the illustrious king Cheops. It was thought to be the highest structure in the world for a significant portion of that period. As part of the Giza pyramid complex, it borders present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt.
Colossus of Rhodes
Any ship entering the harbor was required to pass beneath the sculpture’s legs, which depicted the Greek deity Helios. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was constructed to celebrate the successful defense of Rhodes city against an attack by Demetrius Poliorcetes, who had besieged it for a year with a large army and navy.
The sculpture was constructed completely of bronze, according to sources. The Colossus of Rhodes was cut 55 years after the earthquake that collapsed it, and it spent many years at the bottom of the sea.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
The Greek architect, Sostratus of Cnidus, constructed the lighthouse, which used marble and mortar throughout. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, for many centuries, it was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world.
The structure was built to guide seafarers on their nighttime voyages. a structure that survived several earthquakes but started to fall apart in the fourth century.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Between 12 and 15 meters tall, Phidias created this magnificent statue in the year 450 BC. The statue was a chryselephantine sculpture of ivory plates and gold panels on a wooden framework. Zeus sat on a painted cedarwood throne ornamented with ebony, ivory, gold, and precious stones.
It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was reportedly transported to Constantinople, where an earthquake is said to have destroyed it.
Temple of Artemis in Ephesus
Over the years, this Temple has been erected, expanded, and rebuilt several times. But the Goth invasion of barbarians in AD 262 destroyed it. There may be remnants at the British Museum today. Even ancient historians could not contain their appreciation for the magnificence and beauty of this Temple.
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
The word “Mausoleum” derives from this monument erected in 353 BC for the Mausolus, a Persian ruler. Parts of this magnificent tomb, which was constructed entirely of marble and included many gold decorations, may now be located in Bodrum, Turkey, and the British Museum in London (England).
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