Seven Wonders of the World

In the list of seven wonders of the world, the second miracle in a row are the hanging gardens of Semiramis. This truly legendary building was created in 605 BC. However, as early as 562 BC This architectural masterpiece was destroyed by flooding. Despite the well-established connection of the hanging gardens of Babylon to the name of the Assyrian queen, Semiramis, who lived around 800.

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The Egyptian pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) is the first of the seven wonders of the world, and is the only one preserved to this day. A lot of facts have been written about this unique structure, and you can read them all in Wikipedia. We want to identify the general concepts of the pyramid, and interesting facts about it.

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The Olympics, which the Greeks paid so much attention to, were held, as a rule, in honor of the pagan god Zeus. However, the temple of this mythical character did not exist! Only in 466-465 a unique building was built in Olympia, in which a grandiose statue of Zeus appeared over time. Interesting facts about the fourth wonder of the world The builder of this masterpiece is the famous Athenian architect and sculptor named Phidias.

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The Temple of Artemis of Ephesus is the third wonder of the world. Perhaps some will not immediately realize what was surprising in this structure. But we will present some interesting facts that will allow you to give an objective assessment of one of the seven wonders of the world. By the way, the very name hides the origin of the famous temple - this is the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.

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The fifth wonder of the world is the mausoleum in Halicarnassus. If you want to visit this historic area - go to the Turkish resort town of Bodrum. It was there that scientists discovered the ruins of the miracle of light of the Halicarnassus Mausoleum. An ancient structure named after the ruler of Caria - Mavsola is named, since it was his tombstone.

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The sixth wonder of the world is the Lighthouse of Alexandria (aka Faroese Lighthouse). It was built in the 3rd century BC on the Mediterranean Sea. In Egypt, on the small island of Faros, near Alexandria, there was a bay of great importance for merchant ships. It is for this reason that the need has arisen to build a Faroese lighthouse.

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In Greece, on the shores of the Aegean Sea, is located the ancient island of Rhodes. It was there, in 280 BC, that the sixth wonder of the world, the Colossus of Rhodes, was erected. It all started with the fact that after the collapse of the empire of Alexander the Great, Demetrius I attacked Rhodes. He had about forty thousand warriors. Covering the main port city, he held a siege for over a year.

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