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The 7 Wonders of the World

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The 7 Wonders of the World
Sofia Tsambounieris
Built: About 2,600 B.C.
Massive tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, the pyramids are the only ancient wonders still standing today.
Estimated to have 2,300,000 stones. That weigh 2-3 tons each.
The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq
Built: Date unknown
No proof that it ever existed but still considered one of the 7 wonders.
Assumed it was one of the nicest man made gardens ever to be made.
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey
Built: Sixth century B.C.
This towering temple was built to honor Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunting.
Has been built three times due to flood, fire, and mob that was determined to destroy it.
Statue of Zeus, Greece
Built: Fifth century B.C.
This 40-foot (12-meter) statue depicted the king of the Greek gods.
12 years to complete statue.
It was placed where the Olympic Games which were held every 4 years.
Was destroyed by fire in the fifth century A.D
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey
Build: Fourth century B.C.
This elaborate tomb was built for King Mausolus.
Was built by Artemisia for her husband Mausolus, who died. She was so heartbroken so she hired the best artists to create the most magnificent tomb in the world.
147 feet tall.
Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes (an island in the Mediterranean Sea)
Built: Fourth century B.C.
A 110-foot (33.5-meter) statue honored the Greek sun god Helios.
Made for there victory over the ruler of Cyprus.
Stood for 56 years before toppling down by an earthquake.
Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt
Built: Third century B.C.
The world's first lighthouse and used mirrors to reflect sunlight for miles out to sea.
First lighthouse to be built.
Built to guide trade ships into the harbor.
Damaged by an earthquake and became an abandoned ruin.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq
Temple of Artemis, Euphesis Turkey
Statue of Zeus, Greece
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey
Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt
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