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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

A Mysterious Journey Through Time and Architecture, Wonders That Shaped History and Inspired Generations.

By Ibok GerardPublished 25 days ago 5 min read
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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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We frequently hear the expression "seven wonders of the world," but these lists changed over the years. The seven ancient wonders will serve as our starting point, followed next week by the seven ancient wonders, followed by the seven contemporary wonders era, which is a list that is much more concerned with innovation and engineering. However, let's begin at the beginning. It was thought that this list was made around the time when the first tourists started coming. to truly investigate Egypt, Greece, and the rest of the Mediterranean, so this list is confined geographically to that region. They also existed for quite a long time; only sixty years separated each of the seven supposedly all existed simultaneously, if they ever did.

1. Great Pyramid of Giza

Although there are a few pyramids in Egypt, the Pharoah Khufu's is the largest. and this pyramid was chosen as the main attraction. It is said to have been built around 2560 BC, and it has been around for a significant 4,000 years. plus a lifetime. It was the world's tallest building for nearly 3,800 of those years until Skyscrapers were made possible by modern engineering. We still don't know how this pyramid was built, and whether slave labor was used is up for debate. used or if skilled craftsmen were hired, with a total workforce of approximately 14,000 individuals at a time for ten years. Due to the presence of Khufu's remains, it is also up for debate whether or not this pyramid was intended to serve as a tomb. weren't found at all. His body may still be in an elaborate, undiscovered room in the pyramid, according to some. Time and careful, slow investigation will reveal.

2. The Light House of Alexanderia

The Lighthouse of Alexandria is Egypt's second wonder. Ptolemy the First and Ptolemy the Second built the lighthouse, which took around 12 years to construct. The first of its kind, this lighthouse had a huge furnace on top. as well as the model for all subsequent lighthouses, which will be used to direct ships into a harbor at night. Several earthquakes eventually destroyed it, causing the lighthouse to slowly sink into the sea. The ruins of the lighthouse were covered by a fort so they couldn't be studied or examined. until just recently, when the majority of the ruins were still submerged.

3. Colossus of Rhodes

The enormous Colossus was constructed in Rhodes, a harbor city, in honor of the Greek god Helios. The statue was erected to commemorate their successful defense of their city against an invading force. The sculpture was supposed to be probably pretty much as tall as the Sculpture of Freedom and the posture of the statue is the subject of intense debate, with the prevalent opinion that it cannot have actually crossed the harbor's opening as depicted in photographs, which most likely stood to one side. Building the sculpture in the focal point of the harbor would have shut the genuine harbor to traffic what's more, that appears to be far-fetched, or so specialists accept. It only stood for about 50 or 60 years before being shattered by massive earthquakes. the knees and fall onto the city. People still traveled to see its ruins for a long time, but most of the bronze was eventually lost. The materials used to make it were melted down and sold, leaving no trace of the statue in Rhodes.

4. The Statue of Zeus

We now turn our attention to the Statue of Zeus, which was in the Greek city of Olympia. Wood was used to make this enormous statue, which was then covered in gold and other precious metals. Zeus was the most elevated of the divine beings, so constructing this statue was just fitting in their biggest sanctuary to him. At last the Roman sovereigns that took over control of the sanctuary prohibit love of "pagan gods," the statue fell and the temple was abandoned. Tremors and flames assisted with speeding up the cycle. Since little to no evidence supports this, some hypotheses suggest that the statue was taken apart and sold. proof of the sculpture remains. The Temple of Artemis, our final Greek site, is in an area called Ephesus, which is now falls into the geology of cutting edge Turkey. This sanctuary was worked to revere the goddess of the chase Artemis and there is a hypothesis that the Greek Amazons played a significant part in building the sanctuary to their supporter Goddess. Floods, fires, and earthquakes destroyed and rebuilt this temple numerous times. In the middle of the 1800s, it was rediscovered and excavated. The site is recognized now by a solitary segment that has been worked by found pieces from the destruction.

5. Mausoleum of Mausolus

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is Turkey's next wonder. This miracle originates from the ruler named Mausolus who needed to fabricate a city lovely and mind boggling, As a result, he turned Halicarnassus into a magnificent sight. Although he had planned for this with an elaborate tomb and surrounding architecture, he passed away relatively young. This burial place peered down over the city and incorporated a flight of stairs flanked by sculptures. It looked much more like a temple than a tomb at the time. Today, mausoleums are used to refer to large rooms that house the coffin in tombs like this one. after him. When Catholic knights took control of the city and constructed Bodrum castle using the bricks used to reinforce the mausoleum. The remainder of the treasures and even Mausolus's and his wife's bodies vanished following this. You can visit this palace now and probable spot blocks and pieces that are from the old Sepulcher. Additionally, the spot where the mausoleum once stood can be seen.

6. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

In what is now Iraq, the ancient city of Babylon is said to have existed. featured a garden with tiers upon tiers of flowering plants that dripped down into it from the sky. Either what they thought this garden looked like or what we see on the screen or on the other hand plants that have been enlivened by it. The main hypothesis of who made these nurseries tumble to Nebuchadnezzar the second, who probably assembled them for his better half. There is a contradicting hypothesis that these nurseries never existed in Babylon however rather were assembled by an Assyrian lord in the city of Nineveh. This Assyrian garden is mentioned in numerous ancient texts in a way that matches our imagination.

7. Christ the Redeemer Statue

Christ the Redeemer opened October 12 Brazil's largest Art Deco building was built in 1931. statue, the fifth in the world biggest sculpture of Jesus on the planet a image of Christianity across the world Additionally, the statue has become a cultural symbol of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil and is identified as one of the brand-new seven marvels of the natural world built up cement and soapstone and was developed somewhere in the range of 1922 and 1931 for machupicchu 1450 promotion Peru a physical.

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Ibok Gerard

Ibok Gerard is a wordsmith, dreamer, and adventurer. His writing explores the intersection of mystery and reality

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