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The seven wonders of the ancient world

The seven wonders of the ancient world represent the most incredible monuments of antiquity. 

Originally chosen by Hellenic authors, these structures were regarded as symbols of human ingenuity and inventiveness. This list of seven wonders of the ancient world has become famous over time, but only the pyramid of Cheops has stood the test of time and remains to this day. 

Despite their ancient origin, the beauty and grandeur of these wonders continue to inspire awe and admiration. Let us discover them together.

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What are the seven wonders of the ancient world?
The seven wonders of the ancient world represent the most incredible monuments of antiquity. Originally chosen by Hellenic authors, these structures were regarded as symbols of human ingenuity and inventiveness. This list of seven wonders of the ancient world has become famous over time, but only the pyramid of Cheops has stood the test of time and remains to this day. Despite their ancient origin, the beauty and grandeur of these wonders continue to inspire awe and admiration. Let us discover them together. (Source: wikipedia)
Di Adam Carr at the English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid
The Temple of Artemis (Turkey)
The Temple of Artemis, or Artemisius was an Ionian temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis, located in the city of Ephesus, in present-day Turkey, about 50 km from the city of Smyrna. Due to its enormous size and the richness of its decoration, it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but only minimal remains remain today.
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The Pyramid of Cheops (Egypt)
The Pyramid of Cheops, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Pyramid of Khufu, is the oldest and largest of the three main pyramids in the necropolis of Giza. It is the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one that has survived to the present day. It consists of at least 2,300,000 blocks, each weighing on average about 2.5 tonnes.
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The hanging gardens of Babylon (Hypothetical depiction)
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. According to tradition, they were built around 590 BC by King Nebuchadnezzar II in the ancient city of Babylon, near present-day Baghdad. However, some historians are not certain of their location, or even of their actual existence
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The statue of Zeus Olympius at Olympia
The statue of Zeus Olympius in Olympia was a chryselephantine sculpture about 12 metres high, created by the Athenian sculptor Phidias in 432 BC and placed in the central aisle of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. Now disappeared, in antiquity it was considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (fanciful reconstruction, 16th century)
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus is the monumental tomb that Artemisia had built for her husband and brother, Mausolus, satrap of Caria, in Halicarnassus (present-day Bodrum, Turkey) between 353 B.C. and 350 B.C. It was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was destroyed by an earthquake and only a few ruins are visible today.
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The Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was an enormous bronze statue of the sun god Helios, probably located in the harbour of Rhodes in Greece in the 3rd century BC. According to contemporary studies, the colossus would not have stood at the entrance to the harbour, as a gateway for ships, but was placed on a pillar within what is known as the Old Town or Acropolis of Rhodes, in an elevated position on the hillock immediately in front of the harbour, so that it served as a lighthouse.
Di Prof. Hermann Thiersch (1874–1939) - Hermann Thiersch, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wikime
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a building constructed on the island of Faro, in the harbour of the city of Alexandria, in the 3rd century BC under the Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the most advanced and effective achievements of Hellenistic technology, it remained in operation until the 14th century, when it was destroyed by two earthquakes.
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