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3 Great Pyramid of Giza Oldest yet it is the only surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders. Location: Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis, and today part of Greater Cairo, Egypt. Built By: Egyptian pharaoh Khufu of the Fourth Dynasty. the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), is on top of the list of Wonders. Built in: Year 2560 BC spanning 20 years. Click

4 Hanging Garden of Babylonia For Greek poets and historians, it was Garden hanging from the palace terraces... Exotic animals... Fruits and flowers... Waterfalls... Location: East bank of the River Euphrates, about 50 km south of Baghdad, Iraq. Built By: Nebuchadnezzar II to please his wife, who had been "brought up in Media and had a passion for mountain surroundings". Built in: BC Click

5 Temple of Artemis at Ephesus It was the most beautiful structure on earth... built in honor of the Greek goddess of hunting, wild nature, and fertility…Artemis. Location: Ephesus, near the modern town of Selcuk, about 50 km south of Izmir (Smyrna) in Turkey. Built By: The great marble temple, or temple D was sponsored by Lydian king Croesus and was designed by Greek architect Chersiphron. It was decorated with bronze statues sculpted by the most skilled artists of their time: Pheidias, Polycleitus, Kresilas, and Phradmon. Built in: 550 BC Click

6 Statue of Zeus at Olympia This is the statue of king of gods, Zeus in whose honor the Ancient Olympic games were held. Location: Olympia, on the west coast of modern Greece, about 150 km west of Athens. Built By: The magnificent temple of Zeus was designed by the architect Libon. The Athenian sculptor Pheidias was assigned for the "sacred" task. Built in: 450 BC Click

7 Mausoleum at Halicarnassus It was the beauty of the tomb rather than its size that fascinated its visitors for years. Location: City of Bodrum (f.k.a. Halicarnassus) on the Aegean Sea, in south- west Turkey. Built By: King Mausollos of Caria in the western part of Asia Minor (Turkey). The project was conceived by his wife and sister Artemisia. Built in: BC, completed three years after Maussollos death, and one year after Artemisia's. Click

8 Colossus of Rhodes From its building to its destruction lies a time span of merely 56 years, still it was a symbol of unity of people inhabiting Mediterranean island -- Rhodes. Location: At the entrance of the harbor of the Mediterranean island of Rhodes in Greece. Built By: To celebrate their unity & victory against Antigonids of Macedonia, the Rhodians sold the equipment left by him & used the money to erect an enormous statue of their sun god, Helios. Built in: BC Click

9 Lighthouse of Alexandria For architects it was the tallest building on Earth, for scientists, it was the mysterious mirror whose reflection could be seen more than 50 km (35 miles) off-shore. Location: On the ancient island of Pharos, now a promontory within the city of Alexandria in Egypt. Built By: The project was conceived and initiated by Ptolemy Soter. Sostratus, a contemporary of Euclid, was the architect, but detailed calculations for the structure and its accessories were carried out at the Alexandria Library/Mouseion. Built in: 290 BC Click

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