Seven Ancient Wonders of the World

Our world is full of wonders.  Every day, we saw many wonders occurring in our environment. But there are some specific places which are known as Seven Wonders of the World.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the oldest of seven ancient Wonder of the world. The Specialty of this pyramid is that it’s the only standing pyramid till today, and also the largest of all the pyramids, with a height of 146.5 meters and volume of 92 million cubic feet. This pyramid was built in B.C 2560 for the Pharaoh of Khufu and took over 27 Year for the construction.

The accuracy with it was built still remain an engineering mystery. Great Pyramid contain 2.3 million block, 5.5 million tonnes of limestone with 8K tonnes granite and 500K tonnes of mortar. The pyramid of Giza was mainly constructed as a tomb, and it was one of the largest man-made structure ever built over 3800 years ago. Great Pyramid consist of three chambers King’s chamber, Queen chamber and Hillock. The Grand Galley, which is a hallway, led to the King’s chamber.

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2)  Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The statue of Zeus was built in the ancient town of Olympia by Greeks about 457 BC .It was built in the honor of God Zeus by Greek sculpture Phidias. The material used to built this statue was wooden frame which is covered with ivory and gold panels. The statue was about 42 feet high and its width was about 18 feet.In 1303 the temple in which statue of zeus located destroyed due to earthquake. Greeks considered Zeus the father of gods.


3) Hanging gardens of Babylon

Hanging gardens of Babylon are considered to be one of the original wonders of the world. These gardens were built by great Babylonian king named Nebuchadnezzar 2. These gardens were built around 600 BC. In present age there is no proof  about  presence of  these gardens but if they exists it would be second ancient wonder of the world. The king Nebuchadnezzar has built these gardens for his queen Amytis. These gardens were actually made up multi-level floors which were supported by huge blocks of stone. There are many controversial theories about these gardens according to some theories these gardens were destroyed by earthquake in 1250 BC


4) Light house of Alexandria 

This lighthouse is one of the most known wonder of ancient world .It was built by  Sostratus of Cnidus about 280 BC  .Its height was about 110 meters. It contains three floors  of different shape and different measurements. First floor was square shape second floor was octagonal shaped and third floor had cylindrical shape. This was used to locate ships from hundred of miles away. It was also used to indicate  boats and ships for entrance to port . The mot wonder things of this light house is its height its different shaped floors and its high strength with which it resist the high pressure sea winds. It was destroyed in 1303 BC. due to earth quake.


5)The colossus of Rhodes

This was located at the island named Rhodes. This statue was made by famous sculptor named Chars of Lindos about 305 BC. This statue was made up of bronze. This statue was built to represent the victory of Rhodiens against the Macedonian . This statue was about 180 feet high and its width is about 46 feet. this statue was built in honor of Helios the Greek sun god. this was destroyed in 226 BC.

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6)Temple of Artemis

  The sixth wonder of world is known as Temple of Artemis. It was located in middle of Ephesus in 550 BC . The construction of this temple was funded by king of  Lydia named Croesus. The main purpose for constructing this temple is for worship.People of Ephesus also used this place as market.In the middle of temple statue of Goddess was present this statue is made up of marble , for decoration marble body of statue was covered by ivory and gold leafs. In 7th century the building of temple was badly effected by flood. It was rebuilt in 550 BC. In 260 AD the whole building of  temple was destroyed by earthquake.

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7)Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

last but not the least is Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.

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