The last four Wonders.

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Pieced this together from a few images on Wikipedia.  These are all that’s left of the Seven Wonders of the World.

  • The top one is obviously the Great Pyramid at Giza, in rough shape, but still a wonder.
  • Next is the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.  All that’s left is a few bits of the columns that someone has stacked into a single column of miss-matched pieces. You’d never guess that the largest temple in the known world once stood here.
  • Same with Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Now just a nondescript pile of bricks at an archeological dig site. (Although a few of the carvings were looted and now survive in museums.)
  • The bottom one is the best photograph I could find of the Lighthouse at Alexandria. Most of the lighthouse fell into the ocean. Supposedly large chunks of it still exist, and a I’m a little disappointed that I can’t find better photographs, but perhaps the water isn’t clear enough for a wide angle shot.

(Nothing remains of the Colossus, the Statue of Zeus, or the Hanging Gardens.)

I’m not sure what motivated me to look this up, but I find it absolutely fascinating that, of the seven most impressive structures known to the ancient Greeks, all that remains is a badly weathered pyramid, and three piles of rubble.


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