The Great pyramid
The first of the 7 wonders of the ancient world is the Great Pyramid. This impressive structure is the oldest and largest of all of the 7 wonders it stand for 481 feet , also the only one to remain largely intact. The Great Pyramid can be found in Egypt more specific in Giza, in modern-day city of Cairo. It is believed that the pyramid was built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu, one of the great Kings of the Fourth Dynasty in Egypt. The Statue of Zeus
The Statue of Zeus is the next wonder that appears on the list of wonders of the ancient world. The statue was made by the Greek sculptor Phidias. The statue was made of ivory and was highly decorative, covered with gold-plated bronze. The throne on which the Zeus sat was made of cedar wood and was encrusted with gem stones. Phidias constructed the statue on site, with a temple (the Temple of Zeus) being built around it. The structure was over 39 feet tall and attracted visitors from all over the world. The Statue of Zeus was destroyed by fire and nothing remained from the statue.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
the Hanging Gardens of Babylon these beautiful lush gardens were located in the present-day Babel region of Iraq. The gardens were constructed by King Nebuchadnezzar The story goes that he built the gardens for his Persian wife who was homesick and to cheer her up he built this huge garden. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is believed to have been constructed over levels reaching higher than 75 feet and was complete with its own running water system.
The temple of Artemis
The temple of Artemis's amazing beauty was unmatched. The entire temple was created almost completely out of marble (which is very heavy) and it was supported by 120 marble columns each 66 ft high. It was located in Ephesus near the modern town of Seljuk in present-day Turkey. also, completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction. Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples...
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