seven wonders of ancient world

3/10/2017

Great Pyramids of Giza

Giza, Egypt

29.979234, 31.134201


The Great Pyramids of Giza are located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Dating back to 2580 BC, the Great Pyramid, the largest structure at the site, is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world and the only one to remain largely intact. With an estimated 2,300,000 stone blocks weighing from 2 to 30 tons each, the 481 foot pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.

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Palace of Phillip II

Aigai (todays Vergina), Macedonia

336 BCE

length 78 m, height 13.60 m. 


At the foot of the hill of the Acropolis, in a raised terrace that dominates the area and is marked by an ancient oak tree, the impressive remains of the palace lay. 

The floor plan of the ancient housewas of a peristyle courtyard with rooms surrounding it.  The house coudl accomosdate 4,000 residents and 500 guests.

The palace is organized around a large colonnaded courtyard and includes a temple dedicated to Hercules Patroos and luxurious banquet rooms for the king and his officials. In one of them the mosaic floor was preserved beautifully.

The  architect was famous Pytheas, who designed the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (355-350 BC), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the temple of Athena Polias in Priene in Asia Minor. This important monument, dating back to the second half of the 4th century BC, was a major attraction of the building program of Philip II. It should have been completed in 336 BC, when King to excuse the wedding of his daughter Cleopatra to the king of Molossos Alexander of Epirus.

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The seven wonders of the ancient world by Te Hu
Hanging gardens of Babylon (Iraq)

Great pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
The lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt)

Colossus of Rhodes (Greece)
Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Greece)

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Turkey)
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Turkey)

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“The Temple of Zeus”
Olympia, Greece

In:
Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach:

Entwurff einer historischen Architectur: in Abbildung unterschiedener berühmten Gebäude, des Alterthums, und fremder Völcker, umb aus den Geschicht-Büchern, Gedächtnüss-Müntzen, Ruinen, und eingeholten wahrhafften Abrissen, vor Augen zu stellen. In dem ersten Buche. Die von der Zeit vergrabene Bau-Arten der alten Jüden, Egÿptier, Sÿrer, Perser, und Griechen. In dem andren. Alte unbekante römische. In dem dritten. Einige fremde in- und ausser-europäische, als der Araber, und Türcken, etc. auch neue persianische, siamitische, sinesische und japonesische Gebäude. In dem vierten. Einige Gebäude von des Autoris Erfindung und Zeichnung

Leipzig
1725


(The temple housed the renowned statue of Zeus, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.)

The signs as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Aries: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  • Taurus: Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Gemini: Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Cancer: Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Leo: Colossus of Rhodes
  • Virgo: Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Libra: Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Scorpio: Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Sagittarius: Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  • Capricorn: Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Aquarius: Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Pisces: Lighthouse of Alexandria

anonymous asked:

What happened to the library? Also what type of books were held there?

It was most likely burned down by the Romans. Some argue Julius Caesar himself ordered its destruction. The library itself held all sorts of things, from poems to encyclopedias. It was one of the greatest sources of knowledge in the ancient world, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World . It’s unknown how much was held there, but it was certainly no paltry amount, and it held Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works. 

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July 21st 356 BCE: Temple of Artemis destroyed

On this day in 356 BCE, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Turkey - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - was destroyed in an act of arson. The great temple was commissioned around 550 BCE by Croesus, king of Lydia, and designed by Cretan architect Cherisiphron, to worship the Greek goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Leto, who was believed to have been born at Ephesus. The statue of Artemis that resided the temple, however, borrowed from depictions of Eastern goddess Cybele, demonstrating the religious syncretism common at Ephesus. The temple was famous for its marble construction, exquisite art, and sheer scale, measuring around 110 by 55 metres and including 127 sixty-foot columns. These physical features were described by Pliny, and, coupled with its importance as a pilgrimage site, led contemporary writers to declare the Temple of Artemis a wonder of the ancient world. The temple was set on fire by a madman named Herostratus, who sought personal fame; it certainly worked, though at the time Ephesians forbade anyone from mentioning his name. The date for this act of arson is largely based on the tradition that it coincided with the birth of Alexander the Great, with the story going that Artemis was too preoccupied delivering Alexander to save the temple. A reconstruction of the temple was destroyed by invading Goths in 262 CE, and another reconstruction was destroyed in 401, but as most Ephesians had by then converted to Christianity the pagan temple was not rebuilt. Now all that remains of the Temple of Artemis are fragments and individual items, many of which reside in the British Museum. 

“I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy
- Antipater of Sidon on the ancient wonders

haszea  asked:

1 and every ask with 4 in it from "askthetic" :3

  • 1: what color do you talk in?

i feel like it’s blue? with a bit of purple & yellow?? or just the rainbow bc i’m gay

  • 4: radio or mp3?

i love listening to the radio in the car! i always discover so many amazing songs. 

  • 14: CDs or vinyl?

vinyl for the #aesthetic

  • 24: who do you admire most in the world? why?

nobody. it’s dangerous to idolize people, they’re always bound to disappoint us. 

  • 34: if you were a teacher, what would you assign to your class as their first project?

in which subject? something about the seven wonders of the ancient world would be pretty cool. i’d hate to be a high school teacher though

  • 41: if you could choose one instrument to master overnight, which would it be?

piano or violin? i used to take piano classes but i got bored after a while.  

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Dubai Plans Earth’s Tallest Skyscraper, Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Emaar, the government-backed developer of the 2,717-foot-high Burj Khalifa (currently the world’s tallest building), unveiled plans to construct “The Tower,” an even taller Dubai skyscraper whose upper observation decks represent the ancient Hanging Gardens—rumored to have been among the supreme engineering marvels of its time (circa 600 BC). This 8th wonder of the world, scheduled for completion by 2018, will be a centerpiece of the vast Dubai Creek Harbour project and the city’s 2020 World Expo. Read more >

The signs as Seven Wonders of the Ancient world

Great Pyramid of Giza: Scorpio, Virgo, Capricorn

Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Libra, Taurus, Pisces

Statue of Zeus at Olympia: Leo, Gemini, Pisces 

Temple of Artemis: Capricorn, Gemini, Libra

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius 

Colossus of Rhodes: Leo, Aries, Sagittarius

Lighthouse of Alexandria: Aquarius, Cancer, Virgo

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This lecture discusses the lost hanging gardens of Babylon, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. It’s almost an hour, so just watch as much as interests you, or save it for when you can sit and enjoy the full lecture.

THE SIGNS AS THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
  • Great Pyramid of Giza: Taurus, Capricorn
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon: Gemini, Virgo
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia: Leo, Aquarius
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus: Aries
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus: Scorpio, Pisces
  • Colossus of Rhodes: Libra, Sagittarius
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria: Cancer
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