Wonders of the Ancient World

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Supplement to Art History : Grade 4 Lesson 3

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

 

The Great Pyramid

As high as a 40 story building, this tomb was completed in 2600 B.C. for King Khufu.

 

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

These gardens were on top of the thick walls around the palace of King Nebuchadnezzar

(see also Grade 5, Lesson 2)

 

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The sculptor Phideas built this 40 foot statue of the Greek God. It was covered with ivory and gold and had jewels for eyes.

 

The Temple of Diana

This Roman goddess has a marble temple at Ephesus in Asia

 

The Tomb of Mausolus

The beautiful tomb, built in 353 B.C. in the city of Halicarnassus (modern Turkey), was 100 ft. high. We now us the word mausoleum for tomb.

 

The Colossus of Rhodes

 Erected in 280 B.C. at the entrance of the harbor to celebrate a victory. It was destroyed in 224 B.C.

 

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

This 400 foot stone tower was built in Egypt by Ptolemy, one of Alexander the Greatís generals. Bonfires burned at the top warning sailors of nearby rocks.


The Seven Ancient Wonders all showed manís cleverness as a builder.
 
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