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Top 10 The Wonders of the Ancient World

Top 10 The Wonders of the Ancient

Here at the wonderslist, we love wonders, as much as, that we have produced several lists so far. We are now presenting our next ten wonders of the ancient world list.



It is fortunate that the world is so full of wonderful things that we can keep you infotained with lists of this nature. If you wish to read the others, they are here:

Top 10 Wonders of the Ancient World

10. Ajanta Caves, India


About 100km northeast of the city of Aurangabad, India Ajanta caves are considered the pinnacle of Indian rock-cut architecture. 2nd and the first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 1st century before Christ. During the 5th and 6th centuries AD, many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. British historian William Dalrymple Ajanta caves "as" one of the great wonders of the ancient world. Look, praised the 10 Asian caves history and development.

9. Newgrange, Ireland


Mass of Newgrange, round dome topped sound like a weed grows emerald fields of Ireland's County Meath. It is built over the older than the Egyptian pyramids, 3,200BCE around the Neolithic period.

This ancient site consists of a large circular mound with a stone path and interior chambers. Knoll is a retaining wall in the front and is ringed by carved kerbstones. The site is legendary in Irish folklore, there is no agreement about that was used for the website. It has been speculated that the religious significance - it is linked up with the sun and its light floods the chamber on the winter solstice. It is considered one of the most important megalithic structures in Europe.

8. Derinkuyu, Turkey


Derinkuyu Nevşehir province, an ancient multi-level underground city Derinkuyu district in Turkey. About 60 meters (200 feet deep), almost 20,000 people with their animals and food stores large enough to shelter together. This is the most excavated underground city in Cappadocia in Turkey and found that one of the underground complex.

Built between the 7th and 8th century BCE, was built to defend against the attacks of the invading forces underground complex. Although it was intended as a makeshift shelter, the facilities were impressive: some 600 top fresh air to the door, as well as provide a more wineries to, cellars and a complex network for, passages of which 15,000 ventilation ducts can enter the underground city, tunnels and corridors. (Source, BBC)

7. Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt


Used mirrors to reflect the sunlight off the ocean's first lighthouse. Built in the third century BC and 440 feet (134 meters) was stood up. Was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the tallest man-made structure after the pyramids of Giza and the light can be seen 35 miles out to sea. After AD 956 and was badly damaged by the earthquake of 1323, it became an abandoned destroyed by AD 1480 and then further damaged by the earthquake, he was gone.

6. Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes


A 110-foot tall statue of the Greek sun god Helios 280 BCE in Christ, erected in the city of Rhodes, awarded by Chares of Lindos. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was built to celebrate the victory over the ruler of Cyprus Rhodes. Before its destruction in the earthquake, Colossus of Rhodes is one of the tallest statues of the ancient world, 110 feet (33 meters) stands high above. Historian are a popular tourist attraction even more destruction, according to Strabo.

5. Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Turkey


Built in the fourth century BC for King Mausolus Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb, Caria's wife and his sister Artemisia II.

The shrine was about 135 feet (was 41 m) tall, and four sides adorned with sculptural reliefs. Mauslos and his wife chose as his capital to Halicarnassus and have dedicated ourselves to make the most beautiful and inspiring city in the world. 353 BC, Mausolus died, leaving Artemisia to rule alone. As a tribute to him with a tomb of Mausolus is so famous eponym of the prestigious bodies, decided to build the word shrine. It was so beautiful and unique building became one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. He died two years later and was entombed with him in the ashes of the building. Until the 12th 15th century, destroyed by a series of earthquakes, and until it was completely invisible to the end of 1494 was destroyed by St. John Knights of Malta.

4. Statue of Zeus, Greece


It depicts the 40-foot (12-meter) statue, Greek gods made by around 435 before Christ around Greek sculptor Phidias.

Over a wooden framework of a statue of ivory plates and gold panel, who sat on a throne with a golden pitcher ivory skin and clothing representing the God Zeus. It was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, lost and destroyed in an earthquake destroyed at some point in the 5th or 6th century AD. With no copy has ever been found, and details of its shape known to the ancient Greek descriptions and representations on coins.

3. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey


It is also known as the Temple of Diana, the great temple to honor the Greek goddess Artemis, hunting was built in 550 BC.
Jerusalem is described by all the fear and respect for its beauty. It was supported by 425 feet high, 225 feet wide, 60 feet and 127 columns. One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, it totally to remember the name of the temple was burned down the building three times before the 356 before this potential disaster in Christ by a man named Herostratus .

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq


The Hanging Gardens were a distinctive feature of ancient Babylon. They are defined as the median wife, Nebuchadnezzar II as a gift to Queen Amytis were built from about 600 before Christ. Trees, shrubs, and all manner using a progressive series of grape gardens - gardens are believed to have been a remarkable feat of engineering. They were destroyed by an earthquake shortly after the 1st century.

One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and can be purely fictional wonder was the only one. Legend has it that these gardens were built of mud bricks and videos looked like a large green mountain, but many experts say it really never existed.

1. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt


Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu Great Pyramid of Giza in 2,600 BC was built. The El Giza, the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Egypt. It is the oldest of the wonders of the ancient world, and the only one still standing. This structure is impressed with its perfect balance and the imposing height of the visitors themselves. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world for nearly 4,000 years.