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Title: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World


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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Colossus of Rhodes
  • Construction started 304 B.C. and wasnt 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.

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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.

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This PowerPoint made byValerie A. Wolford 2004
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