What are the seven Wonders of the Ancient world ?

What are the seven wonders of the ancient world How many still exist ? Here is the seven wonders of the ancient world list and pictures. Where seven wonders of the ancient world ?

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1. The Great Pyramid of Giza of Egypt(2584–2561 BC) that still are in existence, today at Giza Necropolis, Egypt. It’s the oldest and largest man-made pyramid of Giza area but it remains intact. It is the tomb of Khufu, the 2nd pharaoh of the 4th dynastythe 4th Egyptian dynasty. (2560 BC). Initially 147 m high, there are 3 known chambers inside the Great Pyramid, the Queen’s. and King’s Chamber higher up within the pyramid.

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon of Iraq (600 BC) built by the Babylonians or Assyrians after 1st century AD. These Gardens are not existing anymore. They should have been located at Hillah or Nineveh in Iraq today. Actually, we do not have any evidence that the Gardens existed. They have been said to have been built in the ancient city of Babylon and they were described in details by famous classical authors as Stabo, D.Siculus nd A.Curtius Rufus. A new theory tells us that the Hanging Gardens were constructed by the Assyrian king Sennacherib (7th cent. ) for his palace at Nineveh (today in north Iraq)

3. The temple of Artemis at Ephesus of Turkey (550 BC and again in 323 BC) built by the Greeks or Lydians but destroyed by in 356 BC by Herostratus and in 262 AD by the Goths. It was located near Selçuk at Izmir Province in Turkey today.

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4. The statue of Zeus (435 BC) at .Olympia, Greece in a temple ( 466–456 BC). It was disassembled and reassembled at Constantinople (Istanbul) and later destroyed by fire. It was at .Olympia,peloponnese area in Greece

5. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (351 BC) built by the Greeks or the Carians. It was destroyed in the 12th-15th cent. by earthquakes. It was in Bodrum, in Turkey today.

6. The Colossus of Rhodes of Greece (292–280 BC) builts by the Greeks but destroyed in 226 BC by earthquake. It was in Rhodes in Greece.

7. The Lighthouse of Alexandria of Egypt (280 BC) built by the Greeks or Ptomelaic Egyptians. It was destroyed in 1303 AD by earthquake from Crete. It was in Alexandria, in Egypt.

 

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