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The Seven Wonders Of Ancient World

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There are seven most remarkable structures of ancient times and I’m going to write about four out of the seven. The statue of Zeus, which was created in 432 B.C., by Phidius, the lighthouse Of Alexandria that was created by Sostratus in 290 B.C. and took 20 years to complete. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus that was first created in 800 B.C. by Croesus and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus that was built around 353 and 350 B.C. These are only four out of the seven wonders I will be writing about who commissioned and created each one of them. How they were built, where they were located, when was it constructed, why they were considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and what happened to them.
The Statue of Zeus, which was commissioned by Phidius. He was a Greek sculptor, painter and architect, who lived in the 5th century BC, and was said to be one of the greatest sculptors of Classical Greece. Phidius went to Olympia in 432 B.C. to work on the statue of Zeus and it took him 12 years to complete (Woods). The statue of Zeus was made of cedar, inlaid ivory, gold and ebony. Zeus held a statue of Nike, the Greek Goddess of victory in his left hand and a staff of an eagle preached atop of his left hand (Curlee). The statue of Zeus was located in Peloponnesus, which is modern Greece today at a location near Ancient Olympia, were the sanctuary of Zeus also known as Altis or sacred grove where the people could go to worship the Gods in ancient times. It was constructed in about 450 B.C., and finished in time for the first Olympic games, which were held in 776 B.C. The statue of Zeus was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient times because of its great size and because of its materials, ivory and gold-plated bronze by the legendary sculptor Phidias. The statue of Zeus is believed to have destroyed in the great fire of the Lauseion or destroyed when it was burned.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria; also known as the Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria. The lighthouse was created by Sostratus of Cnidus he was a Greek architect and engineer (Woods). The lighthouse was built on a stone foundation and was made up of enormous, thick stone blocks; the watchtower was made of marble blocks that were held together with molten lead. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was located in Alexandria, Egypt the Pharos was actually located on the tiny limestone island that sat in front of the harbor, it was built on the island of Pharos, to help guide trade ships into the harbor at Alexandria (Woods). The Lighthouse was constructed in 290 BC and took 20 years to complete, it also was the first lighthouse as well as the tallest building in the world at the time, except for the Great Pyramid and that is also why it was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Lighthouse stood and used until 2 earthquakes, in 1303 and 1323, reduced it to rubble. In 1994, underwater archaeologists located some of the remains of the lighthouse in the...

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