The world talks about the modern seven wonders of the world. But the ancient seven wonders of the world are left forgotten. But if you are curious enough to know about them, then this blog will tell you about the seven wonders of the world. So let’s know about them and what they were known for.
Great Pyramid Of Giza In Egypt
This is the first among the ancient seven wonders of the world. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only wonder of the ancient world that survived to the present date. It is situated on the West bank of the River Nile in the North of Cairo in Egypt. Built between 2700 B.C and 2500 B.C, as a Royal tomb, it is part of a group of three pyramids which are Khufu, Khafra, Menkaura.
Hanging Gardens Of Babylon
This is the second among the ancient seven wonders of the world. As per the ancient Greek poets, the Hanging Garden of Babylon was built near the Euphrates river of the modern day. It was built around 600 B.C by king Nebuchadnezzar II. The gardens were said to have been planted as high as 75 feet up in the air. The king builds the garden to ease the homesickness for the natural beauty of his lover Amytis’.
Statue Of Zeus At Olympia
This is the fourth among the ancient seven wonders of the world. This famed statue of Zeus was crafted by the Athenian sculptor Phidias and placed in the temple of Zeus at Olympia around the mid-fifth century B.C. The statue depicted Zeus, the god of thunder, seated bare-chested at a wooden throne.
Temple Of Artemis At Ephesus
This is the fourth among the ancient seven wonders of the world, the temple of Artemis. Many temples of Artemis were destroyed and then restored on the same site in Ephesus. The most wonderful structures among these were two marble temples built around 550 B.C and 350 B.C.
Mausoleum At Halicarnassus
The fifth among the ancient seven wonders of the world is the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which is a tomb built by Artemisia for her husband, Mausolus, the king of Carnia, after his death in 353 B.C. Mausolus was also Artemisia’s brother, and as per legends, she was so grief-stricken at his death that she mixed his ashes in water and drank it.
Colossus Of Rhodes
This is the sixth among the ancient seven wonders of the world. The Colossus of Rhodes was a bronze sculpture of the sun god Helios. It was built by Rhodians over 12 years in the third century B.C.
Lighthouse Of Alexandria
This is the seventh and last ancient seven wonders of the world. On a small island called Pharos, the Lighthouse of Alexandria was located. It is designed by Greek architect Sostratos and built around 270 B.C.
So these were the ancient seven wonders of the world that most of us didn’t know about. Hopefully, this blog gave you a little bit of information and left you with enough suspense to know more about these ancient seven wonders of the world.