7 Wonders of the World
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Egyptian Pyramids These pyramids towering above the hot sands of the Libyan desert, and extend for tens of kilometers, located near modern Cairo. Archaeologists have counted 80 pyramids, not all of them have survived to our time. Grandiose - Pyramid of Cheops - rises to 137 meters. Scientists still can not understand how ancient people managed to build such huge structures and also provide them with the correct form.
Alexandria (Foros) Lighthouse It was built 283 BC by Alexander Macedonian near the then capital of Egypt - Alexandria. The height of this giant structure reaches 130-140 m lighthouse was in 1500, and was destroyed by an earthquake and rock weathering.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Over 90 km of Baghdad are the ruins of Babylon - the great ancient city. The Babylonians had a lot of amazing buildings, but most impressed Hanging gardens of the royal palace, according to legend, built by Semiramis, queen of Assyria. In gardens growing rare trees and the most beautiful flowers. The Hanging Gardens were destroyed by the flood.
mausoleum of Halicarnassus This is one of the greatest monuments of ancient Greece. The tomb is located in Asia Minor, the capital Kariyskoyi state - Halicarnassus. Her height - 50 m, and the area - 5000 square meters. meters. The mausoleum was built in IV century BC Artemisiyu queen after the king Mausolus - very wealthy, but cruel ruler. Mausoleum stood for 19 centuries.
Colossus of Rhodes The majestic statue of the god of the sun - Helios - was built 292 BC about. Rhodes in the Mediterranean. It was built in memory of the locals on the successful defense of the island against attack Demetrius commander and his troops. In the seven-hill set up a statue 36 meters tall young man. Sculpture and not stood half a century, because it was destroyed by an earthquake.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia Olympia Ancient Greek city was the center of the cult of the supreme god Zeus. The 7 - 6th centuries BC there were built many architectural masterpieces, among them and a huge statue of Zeus. By creation - known sculptor - Phidias. Huge Zeus sitting on a throne made of gold, ivory and precious stones. The statue was moved to Constantinople, where a fire burned down 426 years.
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus In the 12th century BC city of Ephesus (Asia Minor) has reached an unprecedented peak. The townspeople decided to build a temple in honor of its patron saint - Artemis - goddess of fertility, hunting, hunting, horonytelky virginity and childbirth. Construction of the church lasted 120 years. The building was severely damaged by fire, was looted and eventually absorbed bog.