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Title: 7 Wonders of the Ancient World


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7 Wonders of the Ancient World
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Lighthouse at Alexandria
  • The Lighthouse at Alexandria was built in 279
    B.C. on the small island of Pharos by Sostratus
    for Ptolemy II. The lighthouse was over 400 feet
    high.

3
The Colossus of Rhodes
  • The Colossus of Rhodes stands over 100 feet tall,
    this statue of the Greek sun god was completed by
    the sculptor Chares in 280 B.C. The Colossus
    stood with one hand shielding its eyes looking
    over the harbor of the Greek island.

4
Mausoleum
  • The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was built by
    Carian ruler Mausolus in 353 B.C. This tomb was
    of such great size and, with its sculptured
    friezes, so beautiful, that fragments of it are
    preserved in Turkey and at the British Museum.

5
Statue of Zeus
  • The Statue of Zeus, though small in relation to
    some of the other wonders of the ancient world,
    this statue of Zeus, sculpted by the Greek
    Phidias about 430 B.C., won fame because of its
    beauty.

6
Temple of Diana at Ephesus
  • Temple of Diana at Ephesus measured 300 by 150
    feet, with columns 60 feet high. This great
    temple dedicated to the goddess Diana was begun
    about 555 B.C. by Croesus, king of Lydia. Avandal
    burned down the original temple in 356 B . C.,
    but it was rebuilt by Alexander the Great.

7
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon rose on terraces
    some 400 feet above the level of the plain. This
    hanging gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar
    about 600 B.C. to console his queen, who missed
    the mountains, trees and flowers of her native
    Media.

8
Pyramids at Giza
  • The Great Pyramids at Giza, which date from the
    Old Kingdom (2700-2300 B. C. ), are the oldest
    and most famous of the Seven Wonders of the World
    and the only of the ancient wonders that are
    still standing today.

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Links to Ancient Wonders
  • http//ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/
  • http//www.cnn.com/TRAVEL/DESTINATIONS/9705/seven.
    wonders/

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Links to Modern Wonders
  • http//ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/modern/index.
    html
  • http//www.worldvstore.com/modern_wonders.htm
  • http//www.travelersdigest.com/seven_modern_wonder
    s_2.htm
  • http//www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structu
    re/us_court_seattle.html

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