Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
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|Noun||1.||Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe|
Artemision at Ephesus - the large temple of the Greek goddess Artemis which was begun at Ephesus in 541 BC and completed 220 years later; the temple was destroyed by the Goths in 262
Colossus of Rhodes - a huge bronze statue of the sun god Helios that was built around 285 BC and that stood beside the harbor entrance on the island of Rhodes for about 50 years before it was toppled by an earthquake
Hanging Gardens of Babylon - a terraced garden at Babylon watered by pumps from the Euphrates; construction attributed to Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC
Mausoleum at Halicarnasus - a white marble mausoleum 140 feet high built in 352 BC at Halicarnassus as a memorial to a king; destroyed in 1402
Olympian Zeus - a seated statue of the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology created for the temple at Olympia; the statue was 40 feet tall and rested on a base that was 12 feet high
Great Pyramid, Pyramids of Egypt, Pyramid - a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
Tower of Pharos - a great lighthouse (500 feet high) built at Alexandria in 285 BC
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