Some many places and buildings are considered as wonders of the world. One of the most interesting is the “wonder of the ancient world,” which has existed since hundreds to thousands of years ago. Call it the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Statue of Zeus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and others. Unfortunately, the wonders of the ancient world have almost collapsed; some have even been completely destroyed because of the disaster and time.
Even though all of these 7 Wonders is the perfect place for your vacation, many has been using the painting of 7 Wonders as a mean for decoration. You name it, restaurant, office, school, and even Casino decorate their wall using this kind of painting and picture. And even in your own home, the painting will provide you a good atmosphere for playing some Casino Online.
You are certainly not curious about how the shape of “7 Wonders of the Ancient World” in its heyday? Here the author has collected several pictures of 7 wonders of the ancient world in its heyday based on reports and historical records. Come on, listen!
1. Colossus Statue.
The statue of Colossus or better known as the “Colossus Statue in Rodos,” is a statue of Helios (the Sun god in Greek mythology) located at the Port of Mandraki, Rodos Island. The 33-meter tall statue was built to commemorate the victory of the Rodos people’s war by Demetrius. Its construction was carried out in 292 BC and was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC.
2. The Great Pyramid of Giza.
The Great Pridamida Giza was built in the fourth dynasty of Fiaraun Khufu in 2560 BC. It is said that to build this, it takes around 2.3 million stone blocks, each weighing 2 tons!
Initially, the Pyramid was covered with a layer of limestone. This layer can then reflect sunlight so that the Pyramid looks shining like a diamond. This limestone layer then ceased to exist because the Arabs used it to build a mosque after the earthquake in the 14th century.
3. Babylonian Hanging Gardens.
This Babylonian Hanging Garden is located on the banks of the Euphrates River, near the city we now know as Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. History says the Hanging Gardens of Babylon was built as a gift from the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar to his wife, Amytis, who longs for a home in the Persian Mountains. Even so, there are still many who question whether this building really exists or not.
4. Alexandria Lighthouse.
Alexandria Lighthouse is a lighthouse built around 300 BC on the island of Pharos adjacent to the City of Ancient Alexandria, Ancient Egypt. Its height is estimated to exceed 115 meters and is the highest structure of human creation for hundreds of years after the Pyramids of Giza.
This lighthouse was built using light-colored stones, which have three parts; the rectangular section at the bottom right with the central terrace, the eight central sides, and the upper round section. In the light section, there is a large mirror that reflects sunlight and a torch that is said to be visible from a distance of 60 km. Unfortunately, this building collapsed due to an earthquake.
5. Mausoleum Mausolus.
It is a tomb of King Mausolus, which was built in love by his wife, Queen Artemisia. Mausolus himself was a Persian king who ruled from 377 to 353 BC. Initially, Mausolus was the provincial governor of the Persian empire, like his father. Since the leadership of Mausolus, the kingdom developed into a wealthy kingdom.
He then wanted to make a grave for himself and his wife as a reminder to the world of his wealth and power. Unfortunately, Mausolus died before the tomb was completed, and construction was completed by his wife.
6. Statue of Zeus in Olympia.
Zeus was the king of the ancient Greek gods. People in those days then built the statue as high as 12 meters in a room in the temple located in the city of Olympia, the temple which was dedicated to the god Zeus.
This temple was built using large stones surrounded by pillars. The statue was then made by a sculptor named Pheidias using a wooden frame and ivory slab as the skin. A layer of gold is used as clothing. Unfortunately, in 426 AD, these statues and buildings were destroyed. The cause is still debated.
7. Temple of Artemis.
The Temple of Artemis is a magnificent building built in 550 BC in honor of Artemis, the Greek goddess of hunting on the orders of King Croesus of Lydia. The Temple of Artemis is 69 meters wide and rises 129 meters high. 127 The pillars support the structure of the building, which was completed within 120 years.
Unfortunately, this temple was destroyed only overnight as a result of being burned by Herostratus on July 21, 356 BC, just because he wanted his name to be in history. Herostratus then offered to rebuild the temple of the Alchemists but was rejected by the officials of Ephesus. The officials then rebuilt the Alchemist temple with a smaller size and unfortunately, again destroyed by the attack of the Christian forces led by Saint John Chrysostom in 401 AD.
It turned out to be amazing yes form 7 wonders of the world in its heyday. Moving on to some countries in Southeast Asia and see what kind of World Heritage do they have. How do you feel?