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Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, chosen by Hellenic travelers and mentioned in poetry and other arts, tell stories of human imagination and technological prowess.

Great Pyramid of Giza

the only Wonder that still exists, stood as the world’s tallest human-made structure for nearly 4,000 years. Erected around 2560 B.C.E. on the west bank of the Nile River.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Despite being named one of the Seven Ancient Wonders, there is not much firsthand evidence that the gardens actually existed.

Statue of Zeus

It took the most renowned sculptor of the ancient era, Phidias, to create a statue worthy of celebrating the fabled god Zeus.

Temple of Artemis

In Ephesus (an ancient city in what is now western Turkey), a temple was constructed that was reportedly so magnificent it caused Philo of Byzantium to say.

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Among the most impressive structures to house the deceased was the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. The mausoleum was designed between 353 and 350 B.C.E.

Colossus of Rhodes

Visitors to ancient Rhodes, an island in the eastern Aegean Sea, were greeted by a statue of the Greek god Helios.

Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria

This ancient lighthouse, considered a technical masterpiece that served as the model for all lighthouses that followed, was constructed on Pharos.

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