Wonders of the Ancient World (10 pics + 1 video)

Initially, there were seven wonders of the world, but many are lost in time and in ruins, many have disappeared without a trace.
Fortunately, many managed to recover, so we can imagine how they looked.
By 7 major wonders of the world would like to add three more: one in Rome, one which has been excluded from the list, and one of Ethiopia (which still exists).

The Great Pyramids of Giza
2584-2561 years. BC. - Today

This is only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World that still stands today. However, if you come to Egypt to marvel at this miracle of ancient architecture, you do not have the luck to see it in the form in which it was conceived.

All pyramids were constructed from special stone blocks, and the top covered with their polished slabs of limestone. These pyramids were to shine in the rays of the hot African sun. Unfortunately, in 1300 the earthquake polished tiles crumbled, and she was taken and used for the construction of mosques.

Ishtar Gate
575 BC - Today

As part of the walls of Babylon, Ishtar Gate (the eight gate of Babylon) is one of the wonders of the world. Part of this building is preserved and part of it was reconstructed. In 1930 in Berlin, it has been recreated copy of the original gate on the basis of the surviving part.

These gates can be seen in the Berlin Museum. Gates amaze with its beauty, so if they will be recovered to the point where were originally erected, they will undoubtedly become a modern wonder of the world.

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
550 BC - 262 AD

Pictured in the photo the Temple of Artemis - a miniature model of the original building, which can be seen in the open-air museum "Miniaturk". This magnificent ancient temple dedicated to Zeus' daughter Artemis.

The temple was rebuilt in its history, three times, but eventually was completely destroyed by the barbarians who did not spare even the wonders of the world. Unfortunately, all that remains of it today - one column, standing alone in the ruins.

Statue of Olympian Zeus
435 BC - 5-6 century AD

This giant statue of Zeus in the temple complex was dedicated to Zeus - the main god of the ancient Greeks. The statue was so great that took out almost to the ceiling of the temple. It was completely made of ivory and covered with gilded bronze sheets, so you can only imagine how much it cost.

At the present time it is not known how the statue was destroyed and why it disappeared, but most likely, it has suffered because of the fire and was destroyed along with the temple.

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
351 BC - 1494 AD

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus - one of the wonders of the ancient world, a replica of which stands today in Washington, and a miniature copy can be seen in the same Istanbul museum "Miniaturk". The original was built for the Carian ruler Mausolus in the city of Halicarnassus, the ruins of which today is a well-known resort town of Bodrum in Turkey.


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