7 Wonders of the Ancient World
In the 100s B.C., an ancient Greek historian named Herodotus made a list of the most spectacular human-made structures of his time. Years later, other Greek historians wrote about these "wonders." During the Middle Ages the list was revised to include structures form other parts of the world that the Greeks would not have known about. The structures on the list ere impressive works of architecture and engineering, often with some religious meaning. Today, only one of the Seven Wonders still exists - the Great Pyramid of Giza.
In Giza, the royal burial place outside the ancient capital of Memphis, near present-day Cairo, Egypt.
A giant statue in the harbor of Rhodes, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea.
On the east bank of the Euphrates River south of present-day Baghdad, Iraq.
In the city of Bodrum, Turkey, on the Aegean Sea.
In the ancient town of Olympia, west of modern Athens, Greece.
In the ancient city of Ephesus near present-day Selcuk, Turkey.
On the ancient island of Pharos, today a part of the city of Alexandria, Egypt.