Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World!

K. Helms

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Hello fellow bloggers! I have always had a fascination with the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient wonders, remains relatively intact. However, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse at Alexandria. the immense statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, the Mausoleum at the ancient city of Halicarnassus, and the Colossus of Rhodes are no longer intact. These wonders were engineering masterpieces. I wish we could travel back in time to see all seven! 

I would love to know which of the Seven Wonders is your favorite and why. My personal favorite is the Colossus of Rhodes! The Colossus stood over two thousand years ago at the entrance of the harbor on the Island of Rhodes. Like the Statue of Liberty, this colossus was also built as a celebration of freedom. This amazing statue, standing the same height from toe to head as the Statue of Liberty, was eventually destroyed by a large earthquake. I bet it was an impressive sight to see when it was standing!

-K. Helms