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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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  • http//www.cleveleys.co.uk/wonders
  • http//ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders

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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.
  • 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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