Wonders Part 3

Our third part of this study program has been so amazing. I think we’ve learned more than ever about the Ancient Wonders as most of them we’d never heard of before! Here’s a little look:

  • The Great Pyramid – This is the only one of the seven that is still in tact and fully standing. It is also the oldest of the seven. Quite impressive!
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon – This is the only Wonder of the World that may not have even existed (although we’re in the camp of people who believe it did). It was built by the king for his wife who was missing her mountainous homeland.
  • The Lighthouse at Alexandria – This is the only one of the Ancient Wonders that had a practical application. It was also known as the ‘Pharaos’. Pharos is actually the name of the island it was built on but the lighthouse became known by the same name.
  • The Temple of Artemis as Ephesus – This was destroyed and rebuilt at least three times before they finally called it a day. It’s now in ruins but still attracts many tourists.
  • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia – Built in the Temple of Zeus at the site of where the first Olympics was held.
  • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – This was the tomb built for King Mausolus by his wife/sister. It’s where the name mausoleum comes from, meaning a tomb above ground.
  • The Colossus of Rhodes – Built on the island of Rhodes, which is now part of Greece, this statue was made of bronze and was created in the likeness of the Titan Helios.

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The Clarabel College Conglomerate

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