The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a well known list of seven remarkable manmade constructions of the ancient world. It was based on pamphlets handed out to Greek tourists and only includes wonders of the world located around the Mediterranean. Later lists include those for the Medieval World and the Modern World. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it to be magical. Interestingly only one has survived to the present day, The Great Pyramid of Giza. Records indicate that six wonders used to exist (there is some speculation on the existence of the Hanging Gardens). The Temple of Artemis and the Statue of Zeus were destroyed by fire, while the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Colossus, and tomb of Maussollos were destroyed by earthquakes.

In July of 2007, National Geographic having conducted a contest to name 7 New Wonders of the Modern World. The global poll generated over 100 million votes globally and the list of 7 was decided on July 9th amid some controversy and complaint by the United Nations' cultural organization UNESCO, which administers the World Heritage sites program. The photos of the 7 Modern Wonders of The World and The Ancient Seven Wonders of the World can be seen here:

National Geographic Photo Album

The first of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Colossus of Rhodes
This brass statue stands 109 feet in height completed around 282 B.C., it was rumored to have stood on each side of the harbor of Rhodes until being thrown down by an earthquake around 226 B.C.

Another of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Shrine to Diana
Built in the Turkish city of Ephesus about 550 B.C., this temple to the goddess Diana, was constructed of marble with a roof supported by 127 columns, each 60-feet high and weighing over 150 tons. It is believed to have been destroyed by a fire in about 356 B.C.

Anglo Celtic Goddess Tarot Box
Anglo Celtic Goddess

Number 3 on the of the Seven Wonders of the World list: Statue of Zeus
Built around 450 B.C., this statue stood at an estimated 40 feet in Olympia – very little is known about it other than the depictions appearing on gold coins. The body was apparently overlaid with ivory and robes of beaten gold. Destroyed by a fire in 462 A.D.

Fourth on the list of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Lighthouse at Alexandria
Constructed in the third century B.C., the lighthouse is described as having been made of white marble and standing between 400 and 600 feet high. It was destroyed in an earthquake in the 13th century, but its remains were visible until A.D. 1350.

This addition on the Seven Wonders of the World: The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Erected in about 350 B.C. by Queen Artemisia in memory of her husband King Mausolus, from whom the named mausoleum is derived. The building was 114-feet long and 92-feet wide, and was divided into five major sections and surmounted by a pyramid. Located in Southwest Turkey, the Mausoleum was disassembled by the Knights of Malta beginning in A.D. 1494.

The honor of sixth Wonder in the Seven Wonders of the World: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
It was believed to have been built around 600 B.C. in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, although historical details are sketchy. The precise location of the gardens and their true appearance remain matters of historical speculation and debate.

The final Wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Great Pyramid
When built on the Giza Plateau, the Great Pyramid stood 481-feet high; the tallest structure on earth until the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Consisting of about two million blocks of stone, each weighing in at over two tons, the structure was originally covered with smoothed rock and hieroglyphs. Its original date of construction and meaning remain matters of historical controversy.

Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Scene Fantasy Box
Ancient Egyptian Scenery


1. Christ the Redeemer; statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2. Colosseum in Rome
3. India's Taj Mahal
4. Great Wall of China
5. Jordan's ancient city of Petra
6. Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru
7. Maya city of Chichén Itzá in Mexico

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