This Is What The Forgotten 7 Wonders Of The Ancient World Really Looked Like In Their Prime

A list of the greatest examples of human ingenuity, remarkable architecture and engineering conducted by various Hellenic authors in guides and poems dates from the 1st to the 2nd century BCE. Among the contributors to the list of classical antiquity are Philo of Byzantium, Herodotus, Callimachus of Cyrene and Antipater of Sidon.

But if you decide to base your vacation plans on this iconic list, you risk being disappointed, as only one of the wonders of the time has survived the ruthless test of time – the mighty Great Pyramid of Giza.

Although most of the wonders have fallen into ruin, they have continued to inspire talented artists to use their imaginations and bring to life the intangible remains of Earth’s early civilizations.

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Great Pyramid of Giza

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Statue of Zeus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Lighthouse of Alexandria

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Colossus of Rhodes

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