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7 Ancient Wonders

Located on the west bank of the Nile River north of Cairo, they are the only wonder of the ancient world that has survived to the present day. Khufu, Khafra and Menkaura were built between 2700 B.C. and 2500 B.C. as royal tombs. Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
An enormous bronze sculpture of the sun god Helios built by the Rhodians over 12 years in the third century B.C. It was completed around 280 B.C. and stood for sixty years until it was toppled in an earthquake. It was never rebuilt. Colossus of Rhodes
A tomb built by Artemisia for her husband, Mausolus, the king of Carnia in Asia Minor, after his death in 353 B.C. Largely destroyed in an earthquake in the 13th century and its remains were later used in the fortification of a castle. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The most fabulous of these structures, dedicated to the Greek goddess of the hunt, were 2 marble temples built around 550-350 BC The temple was largely destroyed by Ostrogoths in AD 262 Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Located on a small island called Pharos. Designed by the Greek architect Sostratos and completed around 270 B.C. during the reign of Ptolemy II, the lighthouse helped to guide Nile River ships in and out of the city’s busy harbor. Lighthouse of Alexandria
Crafted by the Athenian sculptor Phidias and completed and placed in the temple at Olympia, site of the ancient Olympics, around the mid-fifth century BC. The statue depicted the god of thunder seated bare-chested at a wooden throne. Statue of Zeus at Olympia
According to ancient Greek poets, they were built near the Euphrates River in modern-day Iraq by the Babylonian king Nebuchadrezzar II around 600 BC Hanging Gardens of Babylon
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