Earth logo


Lost wonders of the universe

By Teresa Leyva Published about a year ago 3 min read
Photo by Ashish R. Mishra on Unsplash

Some wonders the world has lost in the past 100 years:

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon: One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were a series of terraced gardens located in the ancient city of Babylon, in what is now Iraq. They were said to have been built by Nebuchadnezzar II in the 6th century BC, and were renowned for their beauty and splendor. However, the gardens were lost to history sometime after the 2nd century AD, and their exact location is still unknown.

The Colossus of Rhodes: Another of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes was a giant statue of the Greek god Helios, located in the city of Rhodes, in what is now Greece. The statue was built in the 3rd century BC, and was said to have been over 100 feet tall. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC, and its remains were not rediscovered until the 19th century.


The Mayan city of Chichen Itza: Chichen Itza was a major Mayan city that flourished from the 7th to the 12th centuries AD. It is located in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, and is famous for its many well-preserved ruins, including the Kukulkan Pyramid, the Temple of Warriors, and the Ball Court. Chichen Itza was abandoned in the 12th century, and its ruins were not rediscovered until the 19th century.


The city of Atlantis: Atlantis is a legendary island city that was said to have sunk beneath the sea thousands of years ago. The story of Atlantis is first mentioned by the Greek philosopher Plato in his dialogues Timaeus and Critias. Plato describes Atlantis as a highly advanced civilization that was destroyed by a natural disaster. The existence of Atlantis has never been definitively proven, but it remains a popular subject of speculation and debate.


The passenger pigeon: The passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, with an estimated population of over 5 billion. However, the species was hunted to extinction in the early 20th century. The last passenger pigeon died in captivity in 1914.

the passenger pigeon

These are just a few of the wonders the world has lost in 100 years. It is a sobering reminder of the fragility of our planet and the importance of preserving its natural and cultural heritage.

Our universe is a vast and beautiful place, and it is important to preserve and protect it for future generations. Here are some ways that we can do this:

  • Reduce our carbon emissions: Carbon emissions are a major contributor to climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to our planet. We can reduce our carbon emissions by driving less, using less energy, and eating less meat.
  • Conserve water: Water is a precious resource, and we need to conserve it as much as possible. We can do this by taking shorter showers, fixing leaks, and watering our lawns less often.
  • Recycle and compost: Recycling and composting help to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills. This helps to protect our environment and conserve natural resources.
  • Support sustainable businesses: When we buy from sustainable businesses, we are helping to support companies that are working to protect the environment. We can find sustainable businesses by looking for the following labels:

Fair Trade: This label means that the product was produced in a way that benefits workers and their communities.

Organic: This label means that the product was grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.

Recyclable: This label means that the product can be recycled after use.

Get involved in your community. There are many ways to get involved in your community and help to protect the environment. You can volunteer for an environmental organization, attend community meetings, or write to your elected officials about environmental issues that are important to you.

I hope you enjoyed reading this story. If you did, please subscribe to my blog, like this post, and leave a comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts.


About the Creator

Teresa Leyva

I am a storyteller, writer, advisor, and adventurer. I love to use my words to connect with people, inspire them, and help them see the world in a new way.I love to travel, to try new things, and to push myself outside of my comfort zone.

Enjoyed the story?
Support the Creator.

Subscribe for free to receive all their stories in your feed. You could also pledge your support or give them a one-off tip, letting them know you appreciate their work.

Subscribe For Free

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

    Teresa Leyva Written by Teresa Leyva

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.