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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #1
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The Real Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

I think everyone knows about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World which was compiled by ancient Greek historians, it is clear that they didn't know anything about some great buildings in the remote lands of Asia, Europe and other continents but what about Persia?!
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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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I don't know why a mausoleum which is built for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, was considered as a wonder -> Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, but the building which is said to be still the largest solid structure in the world is ignored!! As I said this thread, Terrace of Persepolis is almost four times larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, it is interesting to know that the average weight of a block of the Egyptian Pyramid is about 2.3 tons but about Persepolis this is 45 tons (about 20 times heavier)!

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Other than Persepolis, there was also a huge temple which was probably built by the Greeks themselves: Temple of Anahita (Artemis) at Kangavar (Concobar)

As you read, "One of the seven wonders of the ancient world was the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, it was famous for its great size but the great size of Temple of Ephesus was just 6,050 square meters (about 110 by 55 m), it means less than one seventh of the Temple of Kangavar which was 43,680 square meters (210 by 208 m)."
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