I'm working a several posts at the same time currently, so I wanted to keep this one light and fun! Here are some fun facts about the Seven Wonders of the World. This required some research, so I hope you like it.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the
World that still survives. Can you name the other six wonders?
1) The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which were built on the banks of the Euphrates river by King Nebuchadnezzar II.
2) The gigantic gold statue of Zeus was built by the sculptor Pheidias at Olympia.
3) The temple of Artemis was erected in the Asia Minor city of Ephesus in honor of the Greek goddess of hunting and wild nature.
4) The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a huge tomb constructed for King Maussollos, Persian satrap of Caria.
5) The Colossus of Rhodes was a massive statue erected by the Greeks in honor of Helios the sun-god.
6) The Lighthouse of Alexandria was built by the Ptolemies on the island of Pharos.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was built near the ancient city of Memphis
for Pharaoh Khufu in the period of the Fourth Dynasty, between 2613 and
2494BC. The Greeks referred to it as the Pyramid of Cheops. A true
wonder, it is immense: according to Mysteries of the Unknown,
it covers a ground area of 13.1 acres composed of some
2.3 million limestone blocks average two-and-a-half tonnes each, enough
stone to build a wall of foot-square cubes two-thirds around the globe
at the equator, a distance of 16,600 miles.
**The oldest statue in the world is the Great Sphinx of Egypt. Carved
out of limestone, it stands 65 ft high and is 240 ft long.