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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World:

1.Great Pyramid of Giza
date of construction:2584-2561 BC ,Built as the tomb of fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.(Still standing)



2.Hanging Gardens of Babylon
605-562 BC,Diodorus Siculus described multi-levelled gardens reaching 22 metres (75 feet) high, complete with machinery for circulating water. Large trees grew on the roof. Built by Nebuchadnezzar II for his wife Amytis of Media.,date of destruction,After 1st century BC,Destroyed by Earthquake.




3.Statue of Zeus at Olympia
466-456 BC (Temple) 435 BC (Statue),
Occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple that was built to house it, and was 12 meters (40 feet) tall.
destroyed,5th-6th centuries AD.



4.Temple of Artemis
Dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis, it took 120 years to build. Herostratus burned it down in a successful attempt to achieve lasting fame. Rebuilt by Alexander the Great only to be destroyed again by the Goths. It was rebuilt once again after, only to be closed in 391 and destroyed by a mob led by St John Chrysostom in 401.




5.Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
Stood approximately 45 meters (135 feet) tall with each of the four sides adorned with sculptural reliefs. Origin of the word mausoleum, a tomb built for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire


6.Colossus of Rhodes
A giant statue of the Greek god Helios, c. 35m (110 ft) tall


7.Lighthouse of Alexandria
Between 115 and 135 meters (383 - 440 ft) tall it was among the tallest structures on Earth for many centuries.

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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I always loved the Colossus of Rhodes

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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1)All pictures but the pyramid are bullshit and couldn't be further from reality (like we know how they looked anyway)
2)The 7 ancient wonders is a list made Philo of Byzantium based on the various travel "guides" of Herodotus and can be at the very best described as the personal taste of the writer and has only served contemporary/modern tourist guides and cheesy History Channel documentaries...
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:02 PM   #4
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all of those seven wonders looks awesome.. ! sad that they are destroyed
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:05 PM   #5
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My favorite is the light tower.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #6
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The ancient world was only around the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #7
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Good choices, however

These are part of my list of 7 wonders of the world:

1. The Pyramids of Giza - Egypt



2. The Great Wall of China - China



3. Chichen Itsa - Mexico



4. The Colesseum - Rome



5. The Taj Mahal - India



6. Machu Picchu - Peru



7. The Parthenon - Greece

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Old February 4th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #8
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I love the hanging gardens of Babylon. Luckily there is a New Babylon under construction in my town.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #9
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Taj Mahal is way too modern of a structure compared to the rest, I'm sure India has something better than this
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The ancient world was only around the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia?
I think they mean
"The Seven Wonders of the important Ancient World"

jk jk jk lol
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The ancient world was only around the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia?
Because the list was made by the Greek writer Herodotus shortly after Alexander the Great conquered Babylon. The Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia was the only known world for this Greek, so it is not strange that his ancient wonders are all located in this area.
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Because the list was made by the Greek writer Herodotus shortly after Alexander the Great conquered Babylon. The Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia was the only known world for this Greek, so it is not strange that his ancient wonders are all located in this area.
Herodotus died like 150 years before Alexander....
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Old February 5th, 2010, 02:31 PM   #13
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Because the list was made by the Greek writer Herodotus shortly after Alexander the Great conquered Babylon. The Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia was the only known world for this Greek, so it is not strange that his ancient wonders are all located in this area.
In that case we have to say the known world to the ancient Greeks and not ancient world per se.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #14
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did the colossus of rhodes actually existed??
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Hmm. We need an updated list of the wonders of the ancient world. Clearly there were some gaps in the knowledge of Herodotus. Any suggestions?
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Then each one propose a Wonder Herodotus missed in 480 B.C.
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Petra in Jordan. Herodotus must have missed that for sure!
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It is a nice archaeological site, but can't see why you can call it a miracle
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Well in India atleast there's no record of monumental architecture until the Buddhist period from 3rd century BC onwards.
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It is a nice archaeological site, but can't see why you can call it a miracle
Was the statue of Zeus at Olympia a wonder? I can't see why...
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