Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations were some of the greatest civilizations in human history. The Greeks and the Romans had many interests and pursuits. These are cultures that placed a great deal of value in aesthetics and architecture. There are in fact many structures and artifacts that have survived from those civilizations. The Greek and Romans pursued and appreciation what they believed to be aesthetic and mathematical perfection. In the ancient world, these civilizations agreed upon seven examples of perfection, which we now know as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The paper will provide a brief examination of the wonders and provide insight as to why they were and are considered so wonderful. The phrase "Seven Wonders of the World" was coined in approximately the first and second centuries BC. The "seven wonders" refer to seven examples of architecture and art that the Romans and Greeks considered to be as close to perfection as could be reached on Earth by their standards. The seven wonders of the ancient world are as follows: The Great Pyramid of Giza; The Hanging Gardens of Babylon; The Statue of Zeus at Olympia; The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; The Colossus of Rhodes; and The Lighthouse of Alexandria. All of the seven wonders are in the Mediterranean, Asia Minor, Eurasia, and North Africa. Thus, though they are called the seven wonders of the
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