Extraordinary Structures: 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

Comment: Though the ‘Seven Wonders’ concept has been debated and certainly the Hanging Gardens were not in Babylon (see my previous post– this video explains how …. modern  architecture has its roots firmly based on the successful experiments of the ancients. Having personally seen the Great Pyramid – I can see how inspirational  the wonders were! The built environment – as promoted by NAEEUK – comes alive!  

The Seven Wonders of the World (or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) refers to remarkable constructions of classical antiquity[1] listed by various authors in guidebooks popular among the ancient Hellenic tourists, particularly in the 1st and 2nd centuries BC. The most prominent of these, the versions by Antipater of Sidon and an observer identified as Philo of Byzantium, comprise seven works located around the eastern Mediterranean rim. The original list inspired innumerable versions through the ages, often listing seven entries. Of the original Seven Wonders, only one—the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the ancient wonders—remains relatively intact.

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