7 Wonders of the Ancient World

1. Great Pyramid of     Giza (Egypt)

The only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest pyramid of the three pyramids in Giza. It was built as a tomb for the pharaoh Khufu.

2. Hanging Gardens     of Babylon (Iraq )

These legendary gardens were said to have been built by King Nebuchadnezzar II for his wife. Their precise location and existence remain uncertain.

3. Statue of Zeus at     Olympia (Greece )

A massive statue of the Greek god Zeus created by the renowned sculptor Phidias. It was housed in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia.

4. Temple of Artemis     at Ephesus (Turkey)

Dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis, this temple was known for its grandeur and size. Sadly, only a few ruins remain today.

5. Mausoleum at     Halicarnassus     (Turkey)  

A tomb constructed for Mausolus, a ruler of Caria, and his wife. The term "mausoleum" originated from this grand structure.

6. Colossus of Rhodes     (Greece)

A giant statue of the Greek titan-god Helios, built to commemorate the victory over an invading army. It stood at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes.

7. Lighthouse of        Alexandria (Egypt)

Also known as the Pharos of Alexandria, this ancient lighthouse guided ships into the harbor of Alexandria, one of the busiest ports of its time.