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Title: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World


1
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Presented by Third Grade PACE
  • Jack, Armand, Vicky, Bahar,
    Alice, Kristin, Jess, Zachary, Emily,
    and David

2
A Reflection on the Past
  • Seven imposing projects of ancient civilizations
    inspired by mythology, religion, history, power,
    and art dating from 2700 B.C. to about 270 B.C.
  • The Seven Wonders, a collection by Greeks and
    Romans
  • Results of archaeologists readings of ancient
    tales and literary works
  • Few drawings or sketches existing

3
Come Travel Along
4
The Statue of Zeus
  • Located on the west coast of modern Greece.
  • Built in 450 B.C.
  • Rose to a height of a modern four-story building.
  • Created to honor the god of nature.

Throne covered in jewels. Sandals and robe made
of gold. Olive ring worn on head. Hands held a
figure of victory and scepter with eagle on it.
5
The Temple of Artemis
  • Built in honor of the Greek goddess of hunting,
    fertility, and wild nature Artemis (Diana)
  • Location is Selcuk,Turkey
  • Artifacts as far as Persia (Iran) and India
  • 127 columns

6
The Colossus of Rhodes
  • Located in the city of Rhodes, a Greek island.
  • Built around 304 B.C. in honor of Apollo.
  • Took over 12 years to build from 15 tons of
    bronze and metal.
  • Stands over 100 feet tall, nearly as tall as the
    Statue of Liberty.
  • Destroyed by an earthquake in 226 B.C.

7
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Built on the island of Pharos around 290 B.C.
  • Built after the death of Alexander the Great, who
    discovered the city of Alexandria.
  • Destroyed in 1480 by a sultan and later glass
    marbles became part of a defense fort.

8
The Pyramids of Egypt
The Egyptian Pyramid of Giza was built in 450
B.C. It took 20 years to build with 100,000
slaves working on it. Holds 2,300,000 blocks of
stone, weighing 2 ½ tons each. It is the only
ancient wonder still standing today. Once it
was believed to be Khufus tomb, but now
Archaeologists think it might be an astronomical
observatory
The Egyptian Pyramid of Giza was built in 450
B.C. It took 20 years to build with 100,000
slaves working on it. Holds 2,300,000 blocks of
stone, weighing 2 ½ tons each. It is the only
ancient wonder still standing today. Once it
was believed to be Khufus tomb, but now
Archaeologists think it might be an astronomical
observatory.
9
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • There is archeological evidence of the garden
    found in Iraq.
  • These gardens was unusual because it was in the
    middle of the desert.
  • Nebuchadnezzar and his men probably used a chain
    pump to water the plants.
  • These gardens were 22 feet thick!
  • These Gardens do not exist anymore.

10
The Mauseleum of Halicarnassus
  • Located in Bodrum, Caria, southwest Turkey off
    Aegean Sea
  • Built in 350 B.C
  • A tomb for King Mausollos
  • A series of earthquakes crushed it, and it no
    longer remains. Thorough excavation, the British
    found some remains of it.

11
Credits
  • The third grade students worked together to
    research, insert pictures, and type the data they
    discovered on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient
    World. It was the culminating activity to their
    unit of study on Symbols and how they relate to
    man in the past, present, and future.
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