Wonders of the Ancient WorldOriginally there were seven wonders of the world, but many were lost over time, and in ruins, and many have disappeared without a trace.
Fortunately, many managed to recover, so we can imagine how they looked.
to 7-major wonders of the world like would add three more: one in Rome, one which was deleted from the list, and one from Ethiopia (which still exists). Great Pyramids of Giza 2584-2561 gg. BC - Today
This is only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, which still stands today. However, if you come to Egypt to enjoy the wonder of ancient architecture, you happen to see it in the form in which it was conceived. All the pyramids were built of special blocks of stone, and covered the top of their polished slabs of limestone. These pyramids were to shine in the rays of the hot African sun. Unfortunately, in 1300, the earthquake polished tiles crumbling, and she was taken and used for the construction of mosques. Ishtar Gate 575 BC - Today As part of the walls of Babylon, Ishtar Gate (Eighth Gate of Babylon) is one of the wonders of the world. Part of this building is preserved, while others were reconstructed. In 1930 in Berlin was restored copy of the original gates, based on the surviving parts.
550 BC - 262 AD Pictured in the photo the Temple of Artemis - is a miniature model of the original building, which can be seen in the open-air museum "Miniaturk." This magnificent ancient temple dedicated to Zeus' daughter Artemis.
Statue of Zeus
435 BC - 5-6 century AD This was a giant statue of Zeus in the temple complex dedicated to Zeus - the main god of the ancient Greeks. The statue was so great that took out almost to the ceiling of the church. It was completely made of ivory and covered with gilded bronze sheets, so you can only imagine how much it cost.
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
351 BC - 1494 AD, the mausoleum of Halicarnassus - one of the wonders of the ancient world, a replica of which stands today in Washington, and you can see a miniature version of the same Istanbul museum "Miniaturk." The original was built for the Carian ruler Mausolus in Halicarnassus, the ruins of which today is a well-known resort town of Bodrum in Turkey.
Colossus of Rhodes
292/280 BC - 226 BC You may wonder why we put a photo of the statue of Liberty in New York, to illustrate this point. This was due to the fact that the statue was conceived and designed on the basis of the scale and design of the original statue of the Colossus of Rhodes. At the very least, about the creators were Colossus Statue of Liberty.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
1303-1480 gg. BC building pictured in the photo is a copy of Alexandria lighthouse in full size, which today is in China. The original was on the island of Pharos, and was constructed in the 14th century in order to light the way to seafarers who have sent their ships to Alexandria.
Aksum obelisk of
the 4th century BC. e. - Today, Aksum obelisk could be called a miracle of light, but the monument has never been included in the list of great works, as in Ethiopia, a country in which it was built, there was quite a distance from the rest of miracles, so look at it, in addition to local residents, few people could. The obelisk was built as a marker that points to the place of burial.
70-80 years BC - Today In this photo you can see the Coliseum as it was originally. Unfortunately, the building was seriously damaged in 1349 during a strong earthquake. It was built for the Roman gladiatorial performances, but after their ban the building was used for various purposes, for a while there's not a dump was located, and the stones are taken away for the construction of the Colosseum other buildings.
836 BC - Today, Roman Baths in Bath in the English county of Somerset - the reconstruction of the ancient Roman baths, which were built at the beginning of our era. The building was destroyed in the 6th century, but was later restored, the latest addition to it date back to the 19th century. Bath at these places were built originally by the British king Bladudom.