7 Wonders of World
(7 Maravilhas für Welt)
1- Great Pyramid of Giza
Location : Egypt
Height : 146.5 metres (481 ft)
Description : the oldest Wonder of The World ,Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC ,It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu
2- Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Location : near present-day Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq.
Description : built by King Nebuchadnezzar II in 600 BC , The gardens were said to have looked like a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks ,According to one legend, Nebuchadnezzar II built the Hanging Gardens for his Median wife, Queen Amytis, because she missed the green hills and valleys of her homeland. He also built a grand palace that came to be known as ‘The Marvel of the Mankind’.
3- Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Olympus in Greece in 450 BC (Olympia) was performed. No copy of the statue has ever been found, and details of its form are known only from ancient Greek descriptions and representations on coins , Some of the sculptures placed here by the French in 1829, Olympus pieces are exhibited in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
4- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Location : Selçuk – Turkey (Ephesus, about 75 km south from the modern port city of İzmir)
Description : Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis ,was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401. Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples at the site remain.
5- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Location : Bodrum – Turkey
Description : Tomb built between 353 and 350 BC atHalicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his wife and his sister.
6- Colossus of Rhodes
a statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC , It was constructed to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus ,Before its destruction in the earthquake of 226 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 metres (98 feet) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world
7- Lighthouse of Alexandria
Location : Pharos, Alexandria, Egypt
Description : as a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC which was between 393 and 450 ft (120 and 137 m) tall. It was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world for many centuries
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