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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Giant of Rhodes

The statue of Rhodes was built in 280 BC in the city of Rhodes, and it is a statue of the Greek sun god Helios. The statue, which reached a height of 30 m, was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Babylon’s suspended gardens can be merely a myth, as historical documents that speak of this landmark are reduced, and it is believed that they were built by King Nebuchadnezzar II around 600 BC, or that their location in the Assyrian city of Nineveh, and that they were built by King Sennacherib, around 700 BC.

The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid is located in the city of Giza, and its construction was completed around 2560 BC, and this pyramid is considered the oldest landmark of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Halicarnassus Mausoleum

Halicarnassus Mausoleum is located in the current city of Bodrum in Turkey, and was built as a tomb of Mossulus around 350 BC, and the structure of the mausoleum was destroyed by a series of earthquakes between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.

Lighthouse of Alexandria

The lighthouse of Alexandria was built around 280 BC, and its length reached about 122 m. It was the tallest building in the world for several centuries, and this landmark was destroyed by many earthquakes. Its ruins were used in 1480 to build the Qaitbay Fort, which still stands on the island of Pharos Until now.

Statue of Zeus

This statue, which is located in Olympia around 435 BC, was built by the Greek sculptor Phidias, and it reached a length of about 12 m. It represents Zeus sitting on a throne of cedar wood. This statue is decorated with gold and ivory, but it was lost or destroyed at a time What happened during the fifth century AD, although the nature of the lost teacher is still unknown.

Temple of Artemis

The Temple of Artemis is located in Ephesus in eastern Turkey, and the life of this temple is still unknown until now due to its rebuilding several times. The construction of the third temple, known by Greece as a miracle of the world, began at the beginning of 323 BC, and this temple was destroyed by The Goths in 268 AD.

Modern Seven Wonders of the World

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China reaches a length of about 6,694 km, and the goal of its construction was to protect China from the invasion of the Huns, Mongols, and other tribes, and to unify fortifications in one defensive system. The construction of this fort began in the seventh century BC, and the construction process continued hundreds of years, The Great Wall of China is the tallest man-made structure in the world, and the only one that can be seen from space.

Roman Colosseum

The Roman Coliseum is located in Italy, and this giant amphitheater has 50,000 seats in the center of Rome for more than 2000 years, and it still affects the design of sports stadiums all over the world.

Petra

Petra is located in Jordan, and this ancient capital was built around 9 BC, during the reign of King Aritas IV, and then continued to flourish during the period of the Roman Empire, and this city is currently distinguished in its ruins with pink stones, and a carved facade.

Machu Picchu

These monuments are found in the city of Peru, and this “city of clouds” was built at an altitude of about 2430 m above sea level in the fifteenth century by the Emperor of Inca Pashacotec, and the city remained unknown after the Inca deserted it, until it was discovered in 1911 AD.

Chichen Itza

The Pyramid of Reality in Chichen Itza in Mexico is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, and it was the center of the Mayan civilization at that time, and Chichen Itza is still visible in several structures, including the Kukulcan Pyramid.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal was built in India in 1630 AD by Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his dead wife, and this white marble structure combines Indian, Islamic, and Persian architectural styles.

Christ the Redeemer Statue

The statue of the Redeemer Christ is a symbol of the Christian religion, and a cultural symbol of Brazil, and its construction began in 1922 AD, and it was opened on October 12 of 1931 AD, and the length of the statue reaches approximately 29.8 meters, and the length of its base is approximately 8 meters, while the arms of the statue extend along 28 meters, The statue, which weighs approximately 635 metric tons, is made of smooth stone and concrete, on the top of the Corcovado Mountain, which rises from the ground approximately 701 meters.

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