The Seven Wonders of the World

“Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the Ancient World” by Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574)

  1. the Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt) (2,584 BCE)
  2. the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq) (>700 BCE)
  3. the Temple of Artemis (Turkey) (>700 BCE)
  4. the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece) (±435 BCE)
  5. the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Turkey) (>353 BCE)
  6. the Colossus of Rhodes (>282 BCE)
  7. the Lighthouse of Alexandria (>305 BCE)

The Candidates:

  • the Library of Alexandria (Egypt) (>323 BCE)
  • the Imperial Treasury of Persepolis (Iran) (<330 BCE)
  • the Walls of Babylon (Iraq) (>605 BCE)
  • the Temple of Solomon (Israel) (??? BCE)
  • the Trojan Horse (Turkey) (???? BCE)
  • the Garden of the Hesperides (???? BCE)
  • the Augean stables (Greece) (???? BCE)
  • the Labyrinth of Knossos (Greece) (???? BCE)
  • the Walls of Gilgamesh at Uruk (Iraq) (>2,800 BCE)
  • the Tower of Babel (???? BCE)
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