Philo of Byzantium, approximately 2,000 years ago, compiled a list of two
statues, a temple, a roof-top garden, two tombs, and a lighthouse. Ancient
Romans considered these to be the seven great man-make wonders of the world.
Why seven? Six of the seven have long been destroyed, some by nature, some
desecrated by humans. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza still stands in its
original form and is the oldest wonder., built about 2500 B.C. The other
six are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the
Temple of Artemis at Ephesos, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus
of Rhodes and Pharos (lighthouse) at Alexandria. This video reveals the
story behind each wonder, its location, and the people responsible for the
construction and original function of each. It's all here - the immense
creativity of ancient civilizations expressed in size, majesty, and beauty,
qualities which produced a sense of wonder then and now.
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