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The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the World, works of art and architecture regarded by ancient Greek and Roman observers as the most extraordinary structures of antiquity.

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The Great Pyramid

(1)The Pyramids of Egypt, built at Giza during the 4th Dynasty (circa 2575-c. 2467 BC) are the oldest of the seven wonders and the only ones remaining intact today.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

(2) The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, perhaps built by King Nebuchadnezzar II about 600 BC, were a mountainlike series of planted terraces.

The Statue Of Zeus

(3) The 12-m (40-ft) Statue of Zeus (mid-5th century BC) by the Greek sculptor Phidias was the central feature of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, Greece.

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

(5) The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (circa 353 BC) was a monumental marble tomb, decorated by the leading sculptor of the age, for King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor; only fragments remain.

Lighthouse Of Alexandria

(7) The Pharos of Alexandria (circa 280 BC), located on an island in the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt, was a famous ancient lighthouse standing more than 134 m (440 ft) tall; it was destroyed in the 14th century.

Temple of Artemis

(4) The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Greece (356 BC), which combined great size with elaborate ornamentation, was destroyed by the Goths in AD262.

The Colossus of Rhodes

(6) The Colossus of Rhodes was a 30-m (100-ft) bronze statue of the Greek sun god Helios, erected about 280 BC to guard the entrance to the harbor at Rhodes; it was destroyed about 55 years later.