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Throughout earths history hundreds of thousands of great structures have been built Due to fires earthquakes conquests and the ravages of time cnn most of them unfortunately have been destroyed However there are a select few that have made a significant impact in history by either withstanding the test of time or imprinting its memory within the majority of todays cultures The seven Wonders of the ancient world are a large part of this extremely selective group Though built in ancient times these Wonders are beautiful yet mysterious pieces of art Inspired by mythology religion and art ancient civilizations undertook these seven imposing projects from about 2700 BC to about 270 BC cnn The original list of these ancient Wonders was composed by the Greeks and Romans and completed sometime during the Middle Ages To this day this original list is still being disputed since the Greeks and Romans were not aware of many of the other Wonders of the world the Great Wall of China the Taj Mahal Stonehenge etc Over time it has been seen that the original seven Wonders determined by the Greeks and Romans were commonly included in other seven wonder lists Thus the original list of the Pyramids of Egypt the Hanging Gardens of Babylon the Statue of Zeus at Olympia the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus the Colossus at Rhodes and the Pharos of Alexandria are the true seven Wonders of the ancient worldThe Great Pyramids of Egypt are gigantic stone structures near the ancient city of Memphis Egypt serving as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu ceengusf These pyramids are the one and only wonder to withstand the test of time The permanence of the pyramids built to last forever was related to the Egyptian concept of an afterlife and the mummification of their dead Benton-Diyanni 39 These three magnificent pyramids were believed to have been built over a twenty year period during
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