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The Seven Wonders
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

The Seven Wonders

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were seven impressive structures famously listed by ancient writers including Philo of Byzantium, Antipater of Sidon, Diodorus Siculus, Herodotus, Strabo, and Callimachus of Cyrene, among others. The...
Philo of Byzantium's On the Seven Wonders
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Philo of Byzantium's On the Seven Wonders

Philo of Byzantium's On the Seven Wonders (225 BCE) is the first known list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (though it may have been based on earlier works now lost). Philo's list differs from the standard Seven Wonders in replacing...
Reconstructions of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Image Gallery by Arienne King

Reconstructions of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

This collection features reconstructions of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Colossus of Rhodes. Out of the Seven Wonders, only one is still standing today - albeit in a damaged state - the...
A Collection: 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Collection by Mark Cartwright

A Collection: 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

In this collection we look in detail at each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The oldest and only surviving wonder is the Great Pyramid of Giza which held the record for the tallest structure in the world until the 19th century...
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Reconstructed in 3D
Video by NeoMam Studio

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Reconstructed in 3D

This video shows how the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World would look if they were still standing as they were in ancient times. Created by NeoMam Studio for Budget Direct Travel Insurance, this video is a reconstruction, of what could have...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were the fabled gardens which beautified the capital of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, built by its greatest king Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 605-562 BCE). One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, they are the only...
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Video by Kelly Macquire

7 Wonders of the Ancient World

The seven wonders of the ancient world were: The Great Pyramid of Giza The Hanging Gardens of Babylon The Statue of Zeus at Olympia The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus The Colossus of Rhodes The Lighthouse...
Seven Lucky Gods
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Seven Lucky Gods

In Japanese folklore the Shichifukujin are the Seven Lucky Gods who may also be known as the Seven Gods of Happiness or the Seven Gods of Good Fortune. The seven gods are in fact of diverse origin as some are originally from Buddhism, some...
Colossus of Rhodes
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a gigantic 33-metre-high bronze statue of the sun god Helios which stood by the harbour of that city from c. 280 BCE. Rhodes was then one of the most important trading ports in the ancient Mediterranean and the...
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Bodrum, Turkey), was a massive tomb built for Mausolus, the ruler of Caria, c. 350 BCE. The marble structure was so immense and decorated with such an array of striking sculptures that it made it onto the list...
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