7 World’s Wonders of the Ancient Period

1. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

This garden, which is considered one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, was erected in the ancient city-state of Babylon, which is now part of Iraq’s Babil region. To treat the plants, the Garden would have needed a minimum of 8,200 gallons of water every day. This garden is said to have been constructed between 605 and 562 BC.

2. Temple of Diana at Ephesus

This temple, also known as the Temple of Artemis, was a Greek temple devoted to Artemis, a goddess worshipped by the Greeks. It is located in Ephesus, Istanbul, Turkey. It was rebuilt three times until being demolished in 401 BC, with reconstruction beginning around 550 BC and lasting about ten years.

3. Statue of Jupiter at Olympia

The seated statue is 43 feet tall and was created by Greek Sculptor Phidias in 432 BC. It is located in Olympia, Greece.

4. Mausoleum of Mausolus (Ruler of Halicarnassus)

The Mausoleum Tomb, also known as the Halicarnassus Tomb, was constructed between 353 and 350 BC in Istanbul, Turkey, under the Persian Empire. The Mausoleum had a height of about 148 feet. The monarchs of Halicarnassus constructed several ancient monuments.

5. Pyramids of Egypt

Everyone knows about the Pyramids of Egypt since they are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient and Modern World. It is still considered one of the world’s marvels. The pyramid was built between 2630 and 2611 BCE, and the estimated number of labourers ranges from a few thousand to 100,000. Many of the Giza Pyramids are among the world’s largest constructions.

Pyramid of Giza
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6. Light House, Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria was a two-tower built between 280 and 247 BC, it is located on the island of Pharos at Alexandria, Egypt, and the estimated height of the lighthouse is around 393 to 450 feet. It was the tallest structure for many centuries.

7. Colossus at Rhodes

The Colossus at Rhodes was a statue built between 292 and 280 BC. It was built to celebrate Rhod’s victory against the ruler of Cyprus. The Colossus of Rhodes estimated height is over 107 ft.

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