Photos and Videos: the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The great Pyramids at Giza
which date from the Old Kingdom (2700-2300 B. C. ), are the oldest and most famous of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Lighthouse in Alexandria
The lighthouse was 400 feet height , it was built at 279 B.C. on the island of Pharos by Sostratus of Cnidus for Ptolemy II . The remains of this lighthouse could still be seen at 1480, when the ruler Qa’it Bay constructed a fort on the exact site of it .
The Statue of Zeus
though small in relation to some of the other wonders of the ancient world, this statue of Zeus, sculpted by the Greek Phidias about 430 B.C., won fame because of its beauty.
Temple of Diana at Ephesus
It measured 300 by 150 feet, with columns 60 feet high. This great temple dedicated to the goddess Diana was begun about 555 B.C. by Croesus, king of Lydia. Avandal burned down the original temple in 356 B . C., but it was rebuilt by Alexander the Great.
The Colossus of Rhodes
it’s 100 feet height , this statue was of the Greek sun god , it was built by the sculptor Chares in 280 B.C. it stood looking over the harbor of the Greek island.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
It rises on terraces some 400 feet above the level of the plain. This hanging gardens were built by Nebuchadnezzar about 600 B.C. to console his queen, who missed the mountains, trees and flowers of her native Media.
The Mausoleum of Halikarnassos
it was built by the wife of the Carian ruler Mausolus in 353 B. C. This tomb was at a great area , with its sculptured friezes, so beautiful, that fragments of it are preserved in Turkey and at the British Museum.
in this video you can see a graphical show of them: