The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity. Each Wonder in 7 wonders of the world has its own intrigue. It was based on guidebooks popular among Hellenic sightseers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it represented perfection and plenty, and because it was the number of the five planets known anciently, plus the sun and moon.
Great Pyramid of Giza
Historian agree that Great Pyramid of Giza stood the test of time. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one still standing.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were the only one whose location has not been definitely established.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 42 ft made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC. A sculpture of ivory plates and gold panels over a wooden framework. It was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World until its eventual loss and destruction during the 5th century AD. No copy of the statue has ever been found, and details of its form are known only from ancient Greek descriptions and representations on coins.
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was the most beautiful of all Wonders and was completely rebuilt three times before its eventual destruction in 401. Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples at the site remain.
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and Artemisia II of Caria, who was both his wife and his sister. The Mausoleum was approximately 45 m (148 ft) in height, and the four sides were adorned with sculptural reliefs, each created by one of four Greek sculptors—Leochares, Bryaxis, Scopas of Paros and Timotheus. The finished structure of the mausoleum was considered to be such an aesthetic triumph that Antipater of Sidon identified it as one of his Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was destroyed by successive earthquakes from the 12th to the 15th century.
Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. It was constructed to celebrate Rhodes victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, whose son unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 BC. Before its destruction in the earthquake of 226 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (98 feet) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Lighthouse of Alexandria is the only Wonder that has a practical secular use. It was a lofty tower built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC and between 393 and 450 ft (120 and 137 m) tall. It was one of the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries. Badly damaged by three earthquakes between 956 and 1323, it then became an abandoned ruin. It was the third longest surviving ancient wonder (after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the still extant Great Pyramid of Giza)