The 7 Wonders of The Ancient World

Hi! My names Lucio and I am a Modern Archeologist who has travelled to many ancient places but my favourites have got to be The Seven Wonders of The Ancient World; these include The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes and lastly The Great Lighthouse at Alexandria.

Starting us off is The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus this beautiful building is located in Halicarnassus which is Modern Bodrum in Turkey and was built around 350 B.C. Us archeologist have assumed it was a Tomb for the City King, Mausolus. It was approximately 43 metres high but unfortunately damaged by an earthquake in the 13th century, then eventually destroyed by Crusaders in 1522 A.D. It was also made out of marble and was built in a Egyptian, Greek and Lycian style.
Secondly, we have The Lighthouse of Alexandria, personally my favourite. This amazing building is located in Alexandria in Egypt and built around 290-270 B.C. Its main function was to guide ships through Alexandria's Harbour. Sadly, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1303 A.D. It was an outstanding 140 metres and made from stone faced with white marble.
Now we move to the almighty Statue of Zeus at Olympia. This statue is located in Peloponnesus which I now known as Greece; it was built in 432 B.C but was destroyed by a fire in the 5th Century A.D. It was made from Ivory and gold-plated plates on a wooden frame. The Statue of Zeus was used to shine the Greek God Zeus. My father had been excavating in the 1950's and found remains of the Statue. They estimated it as a 12 metre statue.
The Temple of Artemis was a temple built for the Goddess Artemis. Is was located in Ephesus which is now known as Turkey. It was built in 323 B.C but destroyed in 262 A.D by Goths; the temple is mostly made out of marble and was an outstanding 129 metres in length.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is obviously located in Giza, Egypt. It was built around 2560 B.C and amazingly still stands till this very day. It's a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu. It is a 146 metre pyramid made from mostly lime stone. It was the tallest building in the world from 1311 A.D and again from 1647 to 1874.
Lastly we have The Colossus of Rhodes, located on the island of Rhodes which is now named Greece. It was between 292-280 B.C but destroyed in 226 B.C by an earthquake. It was a building to Commemorate War Victory. The actual statue was 30 metres high and made from bronze plates attached to iron framework.
This has been Lucio, I've hoped you have liked your adventure through The Seven Wonders of The Ancient World.

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