7 Wonders of the Ancient World
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The Lighthouse of Alexandria , sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria (in Ancient Greek , ὁ Φάρος της Ἀλεξανδρείας), was a lofty tower built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC on the coastal island of Pharos at Alexandria , Egypt for the purpose of guiding sailors into the port.
Artist impression of Colossus of Rhodes , illustrated in the Grolier Society 's 1911 Book of Knowledge .
Scale model of a reconstruction of the Mausoleum, one of many widely differing versions, at Miniatürk , Istanbul . The Mausoleum site in ruins, as it is today. This lion is among the few free-standing sculptures from the Mausoleum at the British Museum .
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World , and the only one of the wonders that may have been purely legendary. They were purportedly built in the ancient city-state of Babylon , near present-day Al Hillah , Babil province , in Iraq .
The Great Pyramid of Giza (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops ) is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now El Giza, Egypt .
The Seven Wonders of the World (or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World ) refers to remarkable constructions of classical antiquity [ 1 ] listed by various authors in guidebooks popular among the ancient Hellenic tourists, particularly in the 1st and 2nd centuries BC. The most prominent of these, the versions by Antipater of Sidon and an observer identified as Philo of Byzantium , comprise seven works located around the eastern Mediterranean rim. The original list inspired innumerable versions through the ages, often listing seven entries.