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7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by AbuMikey(m): 9:52am On Dec 17, 2013
1) Pryramids of Giza.

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Seven Quick Facts

Location: Giza, Egypt

Built: Around 2560 BC

Function: Tomb of Pharoah Khufu

Destroyed: Still stands today.

Size: Height 480 ft. (146m)

Made of: Mostly limestone

Other: Tallest building in the world till 1311 AD and again from 1647 to 1874.






2) Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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Seven Quick Facts

Location: City State of Babylon (Modern Iraq)

Built: Around 600 BC

Function: Royal Gardens

Destroyed: Earthquake, 2nd Century BC

Size: Height probably 80 ft. (24m)

Made of: Mud brick waterproofed with lead.

Other: Some archeologists suggest that the actual location was not in Babylon, but 350 miles to the north in the city of Nineveh.





3) Statue of Zeus

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Location: Peloponnesus (Modern Greece)

Built: Around 432 BC

Function: Shine to Greek God Zeus

Destroyed: Fire 5th Century A.D.

Size: Height around 40 ft. (12m)

Made of: Ivory and gold-plated plates on wooden frame.

Other: Remains of the workshop where it was built was found during an excavation in the 1950's





3) Statue of Zeus

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Seven Quick facts

Location: Peloponnesus (Modern Greece)

Built: Around 432 BC

Function: Shine to Greek God Zeus

Destroyed: Fire 5th Century A.D.

Size: Height around 40 ft. (12m)

Made of: Ivory and gold-plated plates on wooden frame.

Other: Remains of the workshop where it was built was found during an excavation in the 1950's






4) The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

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Seven Quick Facts

Location: Ephesus (Present day Turkey)

Built: Around 323 BC

Function: Temple to Goddess Artemis

Destroyed: 262 AD by Goths

Size: Length 425 ft. (129m)

Made of: Mostly marble

Other: Largest in a series of temples to Artemis on this site.






5) Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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Seven Quick Facts

Location: Halicarnassus (Modern Bodrum, Turkey)

Built: Around 350 B.C.

Function: Tomb for the City King, Mausolus

Destroyed: Damaged by earthquakes in 13th century A.D. . Final destruction by Crusaders in 1522 A.D.

Size: 140 feet (43m) high.

Made of: White Marble

Other: Built in a mixture of Egyptian, Greek and Lycian styles





6) Colossus of Rhodes

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Seven Quick Facts

Location: Island of Rhodes (Modern Greece)

Built: Between 292 - 280 BC

Function: Commemorate War Victory

Destroyed: 226 BC by an earthquake

Size: Height without 50 foot pedestal was 110 ft. (30m)

Made of: Bronze plates attached to iron framework

Other: Made in the shape of the island's patron god Helios






7) The Lighthouse of Alexandria

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Seven Quick facts

Location: Alexandria, Egypt.

Built: Around 290 - 270 BC

Function: Guide Ships to Alexandria's Harbor.

Destroyed: 1303 AD by earthquake.

Size: Height 450 ft. (140m)

Made of: Stone faced with white marble blocks with lead mortar.

Other: Said to be the only ancient wonder with a practical application.
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by AbuMikey(m): 9:53am On Dec 17, 2013
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by sweettease(f): 10:01am On Dec 17, 2013
^^^hidden post, is that the 3rd wonder? grin
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by dejt4u(m): 10:02am On Dec 17, 2013
sweet-tease:
^^^hidden post, is that the 3rd wonder? grin
I wonder o
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by sweettease(f): 10:17am On Dec 17, 2013
dejt4u:
I wonder o
Wonder no more! The post just above this is d 4th grin
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by homesteady(m): 10:22am On Dec 17, 2013
Maybe antispam bot banned him grin
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by sweettease(f): 10:30am On Dec 17, 2013
homesteady: Maybe antispam bot banned him grin
Twice! grin
#dat awkward moment wen you are at d viewing centre viewing your thread and hav so much to post bt can't even post a fullstop grin
Abu Mikey sowri o cheesy
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by Dannylux: 10:33am On Dec 17, 2013
Lwkm this has front page potential.. too bad antispambot doesn't care grin
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by Tapout(m): 10:59am On Dec 17, 2013
Lolzz grin..
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by sweettease(f): 11:11am On Dec 17, 2013
Abu Mikey:

#Time to Dribble Anti-Spam Bot angry

Full post comes in a moment wink

Abu Messi we dey wait grin
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by Dhurmynick(m): 10:22am On Dec 18, 2013
Starred in all those pictures.
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by Nobody: 10:28am On Dec 18, 2013
Funny enOugh i needed dis material fOr a prOject. . .cheesy. . .On pOint infO
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by Emmyk(m): 12:06pm On Dec 18, 2013
sweet-tease:

Twice! grin
#dat awkward moment wen you are at d viewing centre viewing your thread and hav so much to post bt can't even post a fullstop grin
Abu Mikey sowri o cheesy
cheesycheesy
Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by AbuMikey(m): 12:22pm On Dec 18, 2013
sweet-tease:

Abu Messi we dey wait grin



Done!

Re: 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World. by yungryce: 4:04pm On Dec 18, 2013
What about the walls of China

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