The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. By louis bennett

Hello New Zealand primary students. I am professor Northern, head of the Archeology department at Cambridge. These are the locations of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
1. The Statue of Zeus is located in Olympia, Greece. The Statue of Zeus was a giant seated figure, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC, and erected in the Temple of Zeus. It towered over the room at 13 meters high.
2. The Temple of Artemis. Located in Ephesus, now modern day Turkey, it is also known simply as the Temple of Diana. It was made in memory of the Greek Goddess Artemis. It was built in 323 BC.
3. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Also located in modern day Turkey, the Mausoleum was made between 353-350 BC. It was made as the tomb for Mausolus and his wife Artemissia II.
4. The Hanging Gardens at Babylon. This is the only Wonder of the Ancient World with no definitive location. It is thought that it was built between 605-562 by King Nebuchadnezzar to make his wife happy.
5. The Pharos at Alexandria. Built between 280-247 BC and standing between 120-137 meters high, it was built as a lighthouse to guide ships into port.
6. The Great Pyramids of Giza. Thought to have been built between 2550-2490 BC they are still standing today. The three great Pyramids are called Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, after their believed makers.
7. The Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus was built in 280 BC. It is a statue of the Greek god of the sun, Helios, was made on the Greek island of Rhodes in Rhodes. It was roughly 32 meters high.

Students, I strongly recommend that you further look into these structures as they are truely mesmerising feats created in the ancient age.

By Louis Bennett

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