7 Wonders of the Ancient World in Seven Wonders List

The ancient seven wonders were first defined as the ‘The Mata ‘ i.e. in Greek. It means things to be seen’ and in today’s common English Language. We would phrase. It as ‘ Mast seen’.

List of 7 Wonders of Ancient World

 

  1. Giza Necropolis, Egypt
  2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece
  4. Temple of Artemis, Ephesus
  5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  6. Colossus of Rhodes
  7. Lighthouse of Alexandria

 

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  • The Great pyramid of Giza

The Great pyramid of Giza - Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

The Great pyramid of Giza – Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

It was Constructed between 2584 & 2561/ BCE for the Egyptian pharaoh khufu ( know in Greek as (‘ Cheops’) It and was the tallest man made structure for almost 4000 years. It was the structure itself with its perfect symmetry and imposing height which Impressed ancient visitors. It is one of the magnificent seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

 

  • Hanging gardens of Babylon

Hanging gardens of Babylon - Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

Hanging gardens of Babylon – Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

As per the description of history they were built by Nebuchadnezzar II btw 605-562 BCC as  a gift to his beloved wife and those gardens were self watering planes of  Exotic  flora and fauna reaching height of over 75 feet through a series of climbing these gardens were very controversial as the father of history was not gave any description in the History of Babylons and are included in Ancient 7 Wornders of the World

 

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  • The temple of Arthemis at Ephesus

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus - Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

It was built by a Greek colony in Asia minor took over 120 year to build and only one night to destroy. Completed in 550 BCE and it was 425 feet hign,225 feet wide supported by 12760 foot high columns and sponsored by  wealthy king  cross of Lydia.

On July 21,356 BCE man Herostratus set fire to the temple just to achieve fame for distorting  something so beautiful  and day great Alexander to born who offered to rebuild this temple but refused by Ephesis and It was rebuilt on after Alexander death again destroyed by Goths. Rebuilt it again and finally destroyed by saint John Chrysoston in 401 CE. Sad story of this lovely one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.

  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

It was a tomb of the Persian satrap mauslos built in 351BC. He and his wife make their city so beautiful that his beauty was unmatched in the world. This tomb in tribute to their great work and to give them lasting fame. It was 135 feet  tall and decorates with fine sculpture. It was destroyed by series of earth quake in 1494 CE

 

  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Statue of Zeus at Olympia Greece - Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

Statue of Zeus at Olympia Greece – Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

It was the statue of God zeus at olympia created by grate greek sulpture Phidias who described that God was sitting on his throne who was having ivory skin and robes of hammered god and it was 40 feet tall It was believed threat temple was very large and statue of zeus was not having correct proportion. Its likely to be in the list of seven ancient 7 wonders of the world. Just because his head was touching the calling and they had an impression if there God move he would unroof the temple later it was carried to Constantinople where it was destroyed in 5th or 6th centre it by an earthquake.

 

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  • Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes - Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

Colossus of Rhodes – Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

It was the statue of god helios construed  between  292 & 280 BCE. It stood over 110 feet high overlooking the harbor of Rhodes and having face toward his country. It was just like the statue of liberty in USA. It stood for only 56 year before It was destroyed by an earth quake in 226 BCE. Amazing list of seven ancient wonders in the world.

 

  • Light house of Alexandria

     

Lighthouse of Alexandria Egypt - Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

Lighthouse of Alexandria Egypt – Seven 7 Wonders Ancient World

It was build on the island of pharos stood close to 440 feet in height, was commissioned by Ptolemy soter and completed in 280 BCF. It was the third tallest human made structure after pyramided and its light could be seen as for as 35 miles from out to sea  but lighthouse was badly damaged by earthquake in 956 CE aging in 1303 $ 132 and by the 1480 It was gone. Amazing to see this in this list of ancient wonders of the world.

Though we all never get a change to visit these wonders but form the history and from the writers who visit those wonders and tell us about these prestige’s and superb places through their writing and why these places. Should be considered as wonders and give full justices to the “word wonder”.

Moreover though these wonders we can imagine that onces upon a time we had such a great mind and brillant architecture with us who raised these kind of commendable sculptures and statues which were worthy of the work of the Gods and onces seen were never to be forgotten.  Hope you have enjoyed these  List of 7 Wonders of the Ancient World.                         

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