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  • 1. SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD Made by: Fatima Al-Zahraa Abdullah Grade:7.A

2. THE SEVEN WONDERS 1. The Colossus of Rhodes2. The Great Pyramid of Giza 3. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 4. The Lighthouse of Alexandria 5. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 6. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia 7. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus 3. THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES It is a huge bronze statue, comparable in size to the Statue of Liberty, built on the island of Rhodes to commemorate a military victory. Toppled by an earthquake, its ruins were a major tourist attraction for nearly 900 years. 4. THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA The Great Pyramid at Giza (c. 25512470 BC), one of humankind's greatest architectural achievements and the tallest building in the world for more than four thousand years. 5. THE HANGING GARDENS OF BABYLON The Hanging Gardens (c. 810560 BC), a series of extensive and ornate landscaped terraces in northern Iraq. Archaeologists have searched the ruins of Babylon for the fabled Hanging Gardens for decades, yet have found almost nothing. 6. THE LIGHTHOUSE OF ALEXANDRIA The Lighthouse of Alexandria (c. 280 BC), the largest and most famous lighthouse of the ancient world, built for a Greek king ruling Egypt. The first true high-rise building in the history of architecture. 7. THE MAUSOLEUM AT HALICARNASSUSThe Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (c. 352 BC), the 140-foot high monumental tomb of the Anatolian king Mausolus, completed by his wifewho was also his sister. 8. THE STATUE OF ZEUS AT OLYMPIA The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (c. 430 BC), a forty-foot tall gold and ivory statue that was the most celebrated artistic work on mainland Greece. The statue presided over the early Olympic Games. 9. THE TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS AT EPHESUS The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (c. 4th century BC), a Greek temple famous for its imposing size and magnificent sculpture, burned down by a madman who wanted to immortalize his name in the 4th century BC. 10. FUN FACTS Of all the Ancient Wonders, the pyramids is the only one still standing. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon often listed as the second wonder, these gardens, which were located south of Baghdad, Iraq, were supposedly built by Nebuchadnezzar around 600 B.C. to please his queen, Amuhia. Colossus at Rhodes was destroyed during an earthquake in 224 B.C. 11. SOME MORE PICTURES