What the “Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World” Would’ve Looked Like Today
6Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
This is actually known as the “Temple of Diana” and was built to honor goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus which is now known as the town of Selçuk in present-day Turkey. This was a great structure and was rebuilt twice after natural disasters brought it to ruins.
7How is it today?
This structure suffered a lot at the hands of man as well as nature. The first time the structure was destroyed was due to floods. After rebuilding it and 300 years later it was destroyed again as an act of arson. Today, only ruins and fragments of the temple remain.
8Hanging Gardens of Babylon
This was and still is described as a remarkable feat of engineering. It was like nothing ever seen before with a design that had ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of shrubs, trees, and vines. Although it was constructed with mud and bricks it looked like a large green mountain.
9How is it today?
It is the only one wonder among the seven that has its location not yet definitively established. Many believe that it was completely destroyed during the first century AD. Had this been around today, it would’ve been a marvel to look at and would’ve easily become a tourist destination.
10Statue of Zeus at Olympia
This was a gigantic statue at 13 m or 43 ft tall. It was designed by Greek sculptor Phidias somewhere around 435 B.C. It was constructed in the Temple of Zeus. It had a wooden framework and gold and ivory panels and plates. It was supposed to represent the God Zeus on a cedarwood throne which was made from gold, ivory and other precious stones.