The seven wonders of the ancient world are well documented. Sadly not all of them are still with us. What were they and what happened to them? If you want to see more up to date wonders Villas in Kas in Turkey are your best bet. It’s usually a popular pub quiz question so here they are.
The Giza Pyramid-amazing It’s to think that these are tombs that are still up. The mummies inside are long gone but when the city of Cairo comes nearly smack dab right up to them, they make an enticing addition to the skyline..
Like the Statue of Liberty, the Colossus of Rhodes, and it was around the same size, was the first thing you saw when you sailed to the port of Rhodes looking to do a bit of trade. The Islanders wanted to impress you with their strength and it was their way of doing it by displaying a semi-naked man at the entrance. It fell over in an earthquake and they could not be bothered to bring it back up again.
Artemis Temple – Not to be confused with the man from The Three Musketeers, the Dumas classic. This is another one that individuals will never recall. This is probably explained by the fact it was burnt down by an attention seeker.
Halicarnassus Mausoleum-The What of the who now? Quite, this is the one that individuals often overlook as well. It’s just a fancy tomb. King Halicarnassus, had it built for himself and the Missus in Turkey for when they passed on. It was another earthquake that destroyed it leaving only the base intact.
Statue of Zeus – No cause for everyone to get excited, it’s just the lightning God sat on a throne. Caligula, who thought himself a God, took huge offence at it and had it trashed.
Babylon’s Hanging Gardens. Basically big allotments suspended on the sides of walls. There is no proof that they ever existed.