7 Wonders of the World, the
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- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
built by Nebuchadnezzar around 600 B.C. to please his queen, Amuhia. They are also associated with the mythical Assyrian queen, Semiramis.
- The Walls of Babylon
built by Nebuchadnezzar
- The Statue of Zeus (Jupiter) at Olympia
made of gold and ivory by the Greek sculptor Phidias (5th century B.C.).
- The Temple of Artemis (Diana) at Ephesus
begun about 350 B.C., in honor of a non-Hellenic goddess who later became identified with the Greek goddess of the same name.
- The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
erected by Queen Artemisia in memory of her husband, King Mausolus of Caria in Asia Minor
- The Colossus at Rhodes
bronze statue of Helios (Apollo), about 105 ft high.
- The Pharos (Lighthouse) of Alexandria
built by Sostratus of Cnidus during the 3rd century B.C.
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