Its three main structures are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Recent archeological excavations at the site revealed gifts from pilgrims including statuettes of Artemis made of gold and ivory… earrings, bracelets, and necklaces… artifacts from as far as Persia and India. Located high in the Peruvian mountains, Machu Picchu was built by the Incas in the 15th century. It is made of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete. Artemisia died two years after Mausolus and her ashes were entombed with his in the mausoleum records that the craftsmen continued work on the structure after her death, both as a tribute to their patroness and knowing the work would bring them lasting fame.Next
Diodorus wrote that Nebuchadnezzar's wife, Amtis of Media, missed the mountains and flowers of her homeland and so the king commanded that a mountain be created for her in Babylon. Ancient descriptions inform us that the building was made of marble, had 127 columns, all 60 feet high, and a marble staircase leading to a high terrace. One such example is the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu seen here, whose architectural feats reflect the accomplishments of its predecessors. According to some reports, Shah Jahān wished to have his own mausoleum made out of black marble. What is known is that Machu Picchu is one of the few major ruins found nearly intact. It should be noted that the lists prior to Philon's list do not all contain 7 elements, far from it. Wikimedia Commons All that remains today of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia.Next
A dense network of paved causeways connect the parts of the building together, and these are called sacbeob. They were all buildings, such as the Pyramids in Egypt, or other architectural structures. When it was finished, the pyramid had a smooth exterior and reached a height of 481 feet. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it represented perfection and plenty, and because it was the number of the five planets known anciently, plus the sun and moon. He states; besides its age it enjoys the reputation of being the only work of human hands on the globe visible from the Moon. The Christ, the Redeemer Statue, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.Next
For those seeking a natural high, Russias best attractions may be the Altai and Caucasus mountains. The site is at a location which is 2430m high in altitude. Alexander the Great rebuilt it, but it was again destroyed by the Goths. We feel hope again for the future of mankind. How many lives has penicillin saved? In simple words, taj mahal is a beautiful structure that holds the tombs of a king and his queen. Others believe it was an estate for the Incan Emperor Pachacuti.Next
Lighthouse of Alexandria, Built: Third century B. The best is when we get our peers involved too, and debate them over all sorts of things such as which basketball player is better, or which rock band was more influential. This intricate and elaborate building had 80 entrances. Construction began in 1926 and was completed five years later. Lists from other eras In the 19th and early 20th centuries, some writers wrote their own lists with names such as Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages, Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind, and Architectural Wonders of the Middle Ages. These columns have figures of warriors wearing feathers.Next
The Taj Mahal attracts more than 3 million visitors a year. It would seem logical however, that when there is a consensus opinion over something, chances are it holds some water. Four is the Machu Picchu citadel in Peru. Mausoleum at The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was the of the Persian Satrap Mausolus, built in c. This website is a private, unofficial site resulting from the compilation work of the works of different authors.
The south west England beach points are a rock of activities from surfing, diving, sun bathing and adventuring into the beautiful marine animals and birds. According to some estimates, about 500,000 people died in the Colosseum. One day, a space observatory will study how the first stars and galaxies began. The Colosseum is mainly famous because it is the largest amphitheater in the world. The French archaeologist Jean-Pierre Adam has recorded no less than 19, written in various periods of antiquity. Petra Jordan Petra is historical and it is also an archeological city on the south side of Jordan.Next
Time period dates around the third century B. The Trans-Siberian Railroad is now the longest continuous rail line on earth. Several monuments have been built down the line, magnificient in their own right, and thereby resulting in a new list of Seven Wonders Of The World, but these Seven Wonders of the Ancient World continue to enchant the world. Video Credits Pertaining to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Great Pyramid at Giza — Temple of Artemis — Hanging Gardens of Babylon — Sourced from Mausoleum at Halicarnassus — Sourced from Total War: Rome 2 Lighthouse of Alexandria — And in case we have not attributed or misattributed any image, artwork or photograph, we apologize in advance. The massive statue rose to a height of 32m and stood besides Mandrakion harbour. It lay in impressive ruin for over 800 years, according to Strabo, and was still a tourist attraction. The pyramid is seventy-nine feet tall including the temple on the top.Next