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The Seven Ancient Wonders (Cele 7 minuni ale lumii)

04/09/2011

Date of construction: 2584-2561 BC

Builder: Egyptians

Note: Built as the tomb of fourth dynasty Egyptian  pharaoh Khufu(Cheops)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of construction: 605-562 BC

Builder: Babylonians

Note: Built by Nebuchadnezzar II for his wife Amytis of Media, a multi-levelled gardens reaching 22 meters (75 feet) high, complete with machinery for circulating water. Large trees grew on the roof . After 1st century was destroyed in an earthquake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of construction: c 550 BC

Builder: Greeks, Persians, Lydians

Note: Dedicated to the goodness Artemis, it took 120 years to build. Herostratus burned it down to achieve lasting fame. Rebuilt by Alexandru the Greatonly to be destroyed again by the Goths. It was rebuilt once again after, only to be closed in 391 and destroyed by a mob led by St John Chrysostom in 401

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of construction: 466-456 BC (Temple), 435 BC (Statue)

Builder: Greeks

Note: Occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple that was built to house it, and was 12 meters (40 feet) tall. Was destroyed in a fire ( 5th-6th centuries AD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of construction: 351 BC

Builder: Greeks, Persians, Carians

Note: Stood approximately 45 meters (135 feet) tall with each of the four sides adorned with sculptural reliefs. Origin of the word “mausoleum”, a tomb built for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire. Was damaged by an earthquake and eventually disassembled by European Crusaders (by AD 1494)

 

 

 

 

 

 
Date of construction: 292-280 BC

Builder: Greeks

Note: A giant statue of the Greek Heliosgod of the sun, c. 35m (110 ft) tall . Was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC and the bronze scrap was removed in AD 654.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date of construction: c. 280 BC

Builder: Egyptians

Note: Between 115 and 135 meters (383 – 440 ft) it was among the tallest structures on Earth for many centuries. The island that it was built on, Pharos, eventually spawned the Latin word for lighthouse, in Alexandria Egypt. Its purpose was to guide sailors into the harbour at night time. Was destroyed by an earthquake (AD 1303-1480)

 

 

 

 

 

 

By R.I.

 

 

 

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  3. mirela permalink

    Imi place realizarea, mi-as fi dorit ca farul din Alexandria sa fie si in zilele de azi sa-l pot vizita! Aduce a Cleopatra😉

    • Buna,
      Mi-as fi dorit mult și eu sa mai fi existat și în zilele noastre, dar asta e! Ne mulțumim cu piramidele din Giza🙂 din părțile acelea.
      Multumesc frumos pentru comentariu.

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