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7 Wonders of the Ancient World

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Tami Loose

on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

The Great Pyramid of Giza
Resides in Cairo, Egypt
Built by the Egyptians
Completed in 2560 BCE
Construction lasted 20 years
480.9 ft tall
Built for the Pharaoh Khufu
Tallest structure until 1300 CE
Replaced by Lincoln Cathedral
It is the oldest and ONLY remaining member of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Al Hillah in Iraq
Built by the Babylonians for Ruler Nebuchadnezzar II
Completed in 600 BCE
Built the gardens for his wife who longed for the fragrance and flowers of her home
Destroyed by an earthquake in 1 BCE Temple of Artemis
Located in Ephesus, Turkey
Built in 650 BCE, rebuilt after fire in 356 BCE
Built by the Greeks
Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis
4 times larger than Parthenon
Rebuilt 3 times
Destroyed by flood, arson, and destroyed by Goths
263 AD destroyed and looted by Goths
Much of its marble was used in the reconstruction of other buildings
One lone surviving column Temple of Zeus at Olympia
Built by the Greeks
Temple was built between 466-456 BCE
Statue was built in 435 BCE
Built by Greek sculptor Phidias
Statue was 39 ft tall
Made of gold, wood, and ivory
Destroyed in 450 CE by fire Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Constructed in 351 BCE
Built by the Carians and Greeks
Modern location Bodrum, Turkey
Built for Mausolus, ruler of Caria
Word Mausoleum (above ground tomb) comes from his name
Destroyed by earthquakes by 1494 CE
Survived for 16 centuries after the fall of the city Colossus of Rhodes
Built between 292-280 BCE
Constructed by the Greeks
Erected in Rhodes, Greece
Stood 107 ft high
Constructed to celebrate Rhode's victory over the ruler of Cyprus
Depicted Greek Titan Helios
Destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BCE
Statue of Liberty is modeled from this Lighthouse of Alexandria
Constructed 280 BCE
Built by Ptolemaic Egyptians and Greeks
Resided on Island of Pharos at Alexandria, Egypt
Height 393-450 ft
Ptolemy I built it so ships would not wreck and would deter looting
Light house that used FIRE
Destroyed in 956 CE by an earthquake Colossus of Rhodes
Constructed between 292-280 BCE
Built by Greeks
Location Rhodes, Greece
Statue of Greek Titan Helios
Constructed to celebrate Rhode's victory over ruler of Cyprus
Height 107 ft
Inspiration for Statue of Liberty
Destroyed in 226 BCE by an earthquake Zeus
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