What the “Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World” Would’ve Looked Like Today
Man has always tried to go beyond the expectations of others. This led us to create some of the greatest man-made wonders on the planet. Today, we have the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and many others. But, these all pale in comparison to what ancient man could build.
The “Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World” is a list of monuments that ancient civilizations constructed and were remarkable feats of engineering and design. Unfortunately, since they were the first of their kind most of them were destroyed by nature or by man and we have only one left today.
1The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World
This is a list of the most remarkable man-made structures that were created in ancient times. The list includes the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Temple of Artemis and the Statue of Zeus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Great Pyramid of Giza.
2Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
This was a beautiful tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus which is currently known today as Bodrum in Turkey. It was built for Mausolus, who was a satrap in the Persian Empire. It also housed his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria. This tomb was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene.
3How is it today?
After the mausoleum was completed it was referred to be an aesthetic triumph and even Antipater of Sidon called it one of his “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. Unfortunately, the structure could not see the modern world as it slowly got destroyed by earthquakes that took place between the 12th to the 15th century.
4Colossus of Rhodes
This was a statue of the Greek sun-god Helios which was constructed in the city of Rhodes in 280 BC. It was constructed as a celebration of Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus. The statue was massive and stood 33 meters or 108 feet high which can be compared to the height of the Statue of Liberty.
5How is it today?
The height of this statue made it the tallest statue of the ancient world and put in on the list of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”. Unfortunately, natural disasters like earthquakes destroyed this statue in 226 BC. Some parts of the statue were preserved but no one attempted to build it once again.