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Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World, in ancient classifications, were the Great Pyramid of Khufu (see pyramid) or all the pyramids with or without the sphinx; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, with or without the walls; the mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Artemision at Ephesus; the Colossus of Rhodes; the Olympian Zeus, statue by Phidias; and the lighthouse at Pharos, Alexandria, or, instead, the walls of Babylon.

See L. Cottrell, Wonders of the World (1959).

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Seven Wonders of the ancient World

Seven Wonders of the ancient World Designated in the 2nd century bc by the Greek poet, Antipatus of Sidon.

Name

Date built

Egyptian Pyramids

From c.2700 bc

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

6th century bc

Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus, Asia Minor

6th century bc

Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece

c.430 bc

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (now, Bodrum) Asia Minor

4th century bc

Colossus of Rhodes

c.292–280 bc

Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt

c.280 bc


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Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World Group of fabled sights that evolved from various ancient Greek lists. They were, in chronological order: the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus by Phidias at Olympia, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos lighthouse at Alexandria.

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Pyramids at Giza, the Hanging Gardens and Walls of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos at Alexandria.

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