Egypt seven wonders of the world







The seven wonders of the ancient world are: The pyramid of Kheops, built around 2700-2500 BC, on the Giza Plateau, Egypt. The most available theory is that the Egyptian pyramids were built as tombs for the pharaohs. The Great pyramid of Kheops is the only wonder of the ancient world that still exists today. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, built around 600 BC, in Babylon, on the East side of Eufrat. It is not a certain thing if that gardens really existed, it is assumed that they were built by the king Nebuchadnezzar II for one oh his wives that was ill, to assuage her longing for the mountains and gardens of her native place Media. The Lighthouse of Alexandria built between 280 BC and 290 BC, on the island Pharos. The lighthouse was made by Ptolemeu Soter and his sun, Ptolemeu Philadelphus and destroyed by two earthquakes in 1303 AD and in 1323 AD. Colossus of Rhodes - its building lasted 12 years and was finished in 282 BC. The statue was placed at the entrance in the harbor from the Rhodes island Greece. The statue was dedicated to the sun god, Helios. The colossus lost a leg in the 225 BC earthquake and was sold to a Jew from Syria. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia - built between 470-450 BC, in Olympia, Greece. Was dedicated to Zeus and destroyed in 462 AD by a fire at Constantinople. The Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus - built in 353 BC, at Halicarnassus- Turkey. It was built by Artemisia, the wife of Maussollos in his memory and destroyed by an earthquake. The Temple of Artemis – built in 550 BC, in Ephesus, antique Greece, by the king Croesus and dedicated to the goddess Artemis and destroyed in 262 AD by Goths.



Egypt Seven Wonders of the World




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