Wonders of the World
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The pyramids of Giza are outside of Cairo in Egypt. They were built around 5,000 years ago in the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom. They were used as the royal burial place for Memphis, the pharoh's capital city. These are all that remains of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Experience The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World In All Their Long-Gone Majesty
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC. It was sanctioned by the Persian queen Artemisia for her husband, Mausolus of Caria, and was completed three years after his death. The tomb was built atop a hill overlooking the city, was approximately 148 feet high and enclosed by a courtyard, at the centre of which stood a stone platform where the tomb sat. The most impressive features of the tomb were the numerous life-size statues and decorations – lions, people, horses,...
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No matter what name is given to her - the mothergoddess is a part of prehistory. The world of Artemis (right) was one of glory - her temple was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. She represents a long continuum of goddesses who pass through time.
Empire State Building
Midtown Manhattan - Empire State Building @ night. Designed in the distinctive Art Deco style, and has been named by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986. It is a 102-story landmark skyscraper completed in 1931.
Egyptian Pyramids of Giza - the most famous Egyptian pyramids are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Several of the Giza pyramids are counted among the largest structures ever built. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid and is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence.
Ephesian Artemis 1
The Temple of Artemis, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to a goddess Greeks identified as Artemis and was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was located in Ephesus, and was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401. Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples at the site remain.