The world’s seven ancient wonders is a list of seven most remarkable and extraordinary constructions ever made by human in ancient time. Today, six of the seven wonders was destroyed by nature and human causes which leads to the listing of New seven wonders of the world in 2007 and it was voted by the people around the world of which construction
The seven wonders was attributed by few wise men who traveled the world.and were the expert in many fields The annual literature, science and mathematics and They Are Antipatros, Philo of Byzantium, Strabo, Herodotus and Diodoros of Sicily. Antipatros listed the seven wonders through his poet:
“I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the Colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said, ‘Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on aught so grand.”
— Antipatros, Greek Anthology
List of seven ancient wonders of the world
1) Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) : 2584 BC – present
It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to jocko intact. Built by Egyptians with height of 146.5 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth Dynasty Egyptian Pharaohs. It is still a mystery how to Egyptians Could lift the 4 tonnes rocks to build the pyramid.
2) Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq) : 600 BC – 100 AD
The garden fascinates Antipatros because it looks like it is hung in the air. It is built by Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar II. He built the Hanging Gardens for his Persian wife, Queen Amytis because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. The garden was destructed in an earthquake.
3) Temple of Artemis (Greece) : 550 BC – 356 BC
It is dedicated to the Goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus. Built by the Greeks and has height of 18 meters (60 ft). It was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction of natural disasters and it was one time burnt by Herostratus who was looking for fame. He then sentenced to death for his outrage. After the temple was destructed, the temple vanished and on 1869, the temple site was rediscovered by the Expedition group from the British Museum led by John Turtle Wood in Selçuk, Turkey.
4) Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece) : 466 BC – 600 AD
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 13 m (43 ft) tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias. It represented the god Zeus sitting on an elaborate cedarwood throne ornamented with ebony, ivory, gold, and precious stones. It was destroyed by fire.
5) Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Turkey) : 351 BC – 1500 AD
It was a tomb built for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his wife and his sister. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. The Mausoleum was approximately 45 m (148 ft) in height and It was destroyed through many Earthquakes from 12th century to 15th century.
6) Colossus of Rhodes (Greece) : 292 BC – 226 BC
It was a statue of the Greek god Helios designed by Chares of Lindos. It was constructed to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus. It was one of the tallest statue in the Ancient time with height of 30m (98 ft). The statue destroyed in an earthquake Timur the statue snapped at the leg.
7) Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt) : 280 BC – 1400 AD
The lighthouse was a lofty tower built by the Egyptians and Greeks and had height of 450 ft (137 m). It was one of the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries. Badly Damaged by Earthquakes three between 956 and 1323, it then became an abandoned ruin. The lighthouse was constructed after Alexander the Great died of a fever at age 32. A man named Ptolemy then unwrap himself king and commissioned its construction.
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