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How many individuals can name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World These ancien man made monuments were compiled into a list considerable in their enormous size orsome other unusual quality Donovan 325 We should not let these legacies be leftbehind in the past because each of these Seven Wonders has a story hidden withintheir ruins or in one case within its remains Picture these architectural structuresas I uncover the legends of The Statue of Zeus the Colossus of Rhodes the Pyramidsof Egypt the Hanging Gardens of Babylon the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and theThe first full modern version of the list appeared less than four centuries ago inItaly in 1608 Romer IX After that the lists varied sometimes naming ten wondersbut always keeping the honored name of The Seven Wonders of the World IX Thelisting of these wonders initiated by Greeks and Romans listed memorable things thatthey thought travelers should see Donovan 325 The origianl authorship of the listis not completely proven but it is believed to be composed by Bede and Philo RomerX Philos list is the most impressive because of its uncomparable text in lengthpoetry and information given Romer X At one time classical writers argued overthe true list but today there is one most commonly used Virtual Tours 1 Few drawingsor sketches exist of the vanished monuments so archeologists have relied on ancienttales and literary works to get an idea of appearance and history 2Every one of the seven wonders is connected to the legendary King Alexander RomerXII He founded Egyptian Alexandria the city of Pharos he stormed Halicarnassusthe city of the Mausoleum the Rhodian of Colossus was cast in his image he diedin Babylon the city of the Hanging Gardens and all of them stood within his shortlivedEmpire Romer XII Apart from the Statue of Zeus in the west and the Hanging Gardensin the east they all lay in the center of the Greek Empire McLeish 4In the Fourth Dynasty built
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