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7 Wonders of the Ancient World

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7 Wonders of the Ancient World

The truth is that the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World are a bit different than the ones that you might be aware of and are so popular. Below you will find them all as they are.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

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This is pretty much the only one of the Ancient Wonders that is still in existence. It is located in the Giza Necropolis in Egypt and it’s one of the most fascinating manmade structures in the world. Many historians are still debating precisely how the pyraminds were built as they were constructed around 2584-2561 BC - long before modern tools and technology. Unfortunately, the majority of the façade is gone because of natural processes that have eroded the structure.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was a creation by the Babylonians or the Assyrians somewhere around 600 B.C. The Gardens were actually created as a gift for the wife of Nebuchadnezzar II, who was missing the the natural beauty of her homeland. Unfortunately, it was wrecked by an earthquake in the 1st Century AD. Its current location is in Iraq, near Hillah or Nineveh.

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

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This is another particularly impressive structure erected back in 550 and 323 years BC. It was created by the Greeks and Lydians. However, it was destroyed back in 356 BC by Herostratus and finished off in 262 AD by the Goths through arson and plundering. Its modern location resides in Turkey near Selcuk.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

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This is a two-part construction. The temple was made back in 466-456 BC while the statue in 435BC by the Greeks. It was destroyed back in the 5th-6th century only to be assembled again in Constantinople where it got burned down. The Modern location of the Statue of Zeus is in Olympia in Greece.

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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The Mausoleum was constructed back in 351 BC by the Carians, Persians and Greeks. It was destroyed by a prolonged period of earthquakes between the 12th and 15th century AD. Its contemporary location is in Bodrum in Turkey.

Colossus of Rhodes

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The Colossus of Rhode was constructed by the Greeks in 292-280 BC; the tremendous creation was created only to get completely and wholly destroyed a few years later in 226 BC by the famous Rhodes earthquake.

Lighthouse of Alexandria

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This is perhaps one of the most distinctive and long-lasting wonders of the Ancient world. It was erected back in 280 BC by the Ptolemaics, Greeks and Egyptians. It was then destroyed in 1303-1480 AD by the Crete earthquake. The modern location resides in Alexandria in Egypt.

As you can see, there are a lot of different wonders that you might not have been aware of. They are obviously different than the wonders of the modern world that we are more familiar with. 

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