History UsefulNotes / SevenWondersOfTheWorld

1st Dec '15 1:46:39 PM Smeagol17
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The first lists are now referred to as the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World one, compiled by Creator/{{Herodotus}} (484 – ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria. The original term was actually Seven Sights of the World. No copy of either of their writings on these lists have survived, but they were referenced by many other figures in the Middle Ages, allowing us to know to this day the monuments that figured on the lists. They listed the following:

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The first lists are now referred to as the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World one, World, compiled by Creator/{{Herodotus}} (484 – ca. 425 BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BC) at the Museum of Alexandria. The original term was actually Seven Sights of the World. No copy of either of their writings on these lists have survived, but they were referenced by many other figures in the Middle Ages, allowing us to know to this day the monuments that figured on the lists. They listed the following:
29th Jul '15 12:44:12 PM Silvereye
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* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (removed to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire c. 400 AD)

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* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (removed to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire c. 400 AD)AD 400)



* The Colossus of Rhodes (destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC, the ruined statue was later melted down and sold for scrap in 653 AD)

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* The Colossus of Rhodes (destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC, the ruined statue was later melted down and sold for scrap in 653 AD)AD 653)
28th Jul '15 12:20:09 AM Wheezy
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* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (destroyed in 356 BC by arson by the Greek Herostatus, who did it solely to get his name into the history books)

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* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (destroyed in 356 BC by arson by the Greek Herostatus, Herostratus, who did it solely to get his name into the history books)
12th Jul '15 6:52:09 AM Troper9
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The first lists are now referred to as the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World one, compiled by Creator/{{Herodotus}} (484 – ca. 425 BCE), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) at the Museum of Alexandria. The original term was actually Seven Sights of the World. No copy of either of their writings on these lists have survived, but they were referenced by many other figures in the Middle Ages, allowing us to know to this day the monuments that figured on the lists. They listed the following:

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The first lists are now referred to as the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World one, compiled by Creator/{{Herodotus}} (484 – ca. 425 BCE), BC), and the scholar Callimachus of Cyrene (ca. 305 – 240 BCE) BC) at the Museum of Alexandria. The original term was actually Seven Sights of the World. No copy of either of their writings on these lists have survived, but they were referenced by many other figures in the Middle Ages, allowing us to know to this day the monuments that figured on the lists. They listed the following:



* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (said to be destroyed sometimes after 1st century CE by an earthquake, see note)[[note]]Their existence is a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existence. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II.[[/note]]
* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (destroyed in 356 BCE by arson by the Greek Herostatus, who did it solely to get his name into the history books)
* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (removed to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire c. 400 CE)
* The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (destroyed by an earthquake around 12th to 15th Century CE)
* The Colossus of Rhodes (destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BCE, the ruined statue was later melted down and sold for scrap in 653 CE)
* The Lighthouse of Alexandria / The Ishtar Gate (destroyed by an earthquake in 1303/ destroyed sometimes after 1st century CE by an earthquake)[[note]]The earliest lists had the gates. The later, more well known one replaced them with the lighthouse.[[/note]]

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* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (said to be destroyed sometimes after 1st century CE AD by an earthquake, see note)[[note]]Their existence is a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existence. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II.[[/note]]
* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (destroyed in 356 BCE BC by arson by the Greek Herostatus, who did it solely to get his name into the history books)
* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (removed to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire c. 400 CE)
AD)
* The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (destroyed by an earthquake around 12th to 15th Century CE)
AD)
* The Colossus of Rhodes (destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BCE, BC, the ruined statue was later melted down and sold for scrap in 653 CE)
AD)
* The Lighthouse of Alexandria / The Ishtar Gate (destroyed by an earthquake in 1303/ destroyed sometimes after 1st century CE AD by an earthquake)[[note]]The earliest lists had the gates. The later, more well known one replaced them with the lighthouse.[[/note]]
17th Nov '14 1:48:43 PM gemmabeta2
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* [[ThePyramids The Great Pyramid of Giza]]
* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon[[note]]Their existence is a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existence. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II.[[/note]]
* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
* The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
* The Colossus of Rhodes
* The Lighthouse of Alexandria / The Ishtar Gate[[note]]The earliest lists had the gates. The later, more well known one replaced them with the lighthouse.[[/note]]

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* [[ThePyramids The Great Pyramid of Giza]]
Giza]] (still standing)
* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon[[note]]Their Babylon (said to be destroyed sometimes after 1st century CE by an earthquake, see note)[[note]]Their existence is a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existence. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II.[[/note]]
* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Ephesus (destroyed in 356 BCE by arson by the Greek Herostatus, who did it solely to get his name into the history books)
* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Olympia (removed to Constantinople, where it was destroyed in a fire c. 400 CE)
* The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
Halicarnassus (destroyed by an earthquake around 12th to 15th Century CE)
* The Colossus of Rhodes
Rhodes (destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BCE, the ruined statue was later melted down and sold for scrap in 653 CE)
* The Lighthouse of Alexandria / The Ishtar Gate[[note]]The Gate (destroyed by an earthquake in 1303/ destroyed sometimes after 1st century CE by an earthquake)[[note]]The earliest lists had the gates. The later, more well known one replaced them with the lighthouse.[[/note]]
19th Dec '13 2:41:45 PM Soufriere
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* ShroudedInMyth: Very much so. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon may not have even existed. With the exception of the Great Pyramid, none of the Wonders survived long enough to be studied by anyone resembling an archaeologist, so that is somewhat inevitable.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Very much so. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon may not have even existed. With the exception of the Great Pyramid, none of the Wonders survived long enough to be studied by anyone resembling an archaeologist, so that is somewhat inevitable.[[note]] However, there have been excavations of the Ishtar Gate (as noted above, it has been partly reconstructed in Berlin), and of the Lighthouse of Alexandria - admittedly difficult since its base is now underwater and the remaining exposed stones were used to build a nearby fort.[[/note]]
1st Aug '13 4:20:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon[[hottip:*:Their existence is a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existence. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II.]]

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* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon[[hottip:*:Their Babylon[[note]]Their existence is a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existence. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II.]][[/note]]



* The Lighthouse of Alexandria / The Ishtar Gate[[hottip:*:The earliest lists had the gates. The later, more well known one replaced them with the lighthouse.]]

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* The Lighthouse of Alexandria / The Ishtar Gate[[hottip:*:The Gate[[note]]The earliest lists had the gates. The later, more well known one replaced them with the lighthouse.]]
[[/note]]
28th May '13 1:15:50 PM Vilui
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* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon[[hottip:*:Their existence are a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existences. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II]]

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* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon[[hottip:*:Their existence are is a point of debate in historians, as there are no contemporary accounts or archaeological evidence of the gardens' existences. existence. Multiple theories regarding the origin of the legends have been offered, including that the gardens were confused with the gardens of the Assyrian king Sennacherib (reigned 705 – 681 BC) for his palace at Nineveh, and misattributed to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar II]]II.]]
19th May '13 8:02:21 AM PedroLuchini
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'''The Seven Wonders of the World''' are lists of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the seven most amazing things on Earth]]- as in, things mankind has created that are considered examples of our greatest feats. Can be considered as RealLife listings of humanity’s [[CrowningMoment Crowning Moments]]. Many of the Wonders have become iconic images across the World today and so show up often in fiction as well; they are often destroyed, animated or stolen. Some can even be considered to be TropeMakers on their own.

Why seven things? It's [[NumerologicalMotif just tradition]]; the first one, made thousands of years ago, had seven items. Some lists have [[TheSixthRanger "honorary mentions"]] making them actually longer.

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'''The Seven Wonders of the World''' are lists of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the seven most amazing things on Earth]]- Earth]] -- as in, things mankind has created that are considered examples of our greatest feats. Can be considered as RealLife listings of humanity’s [[CrowningMoment Crowning Moments]]. Many of the Wonders have become iconic images across the World today and so show up often in fiction as well; they are often destroyed, animated or stolen. Some can even be considered to be TropeMakers on their own.

Why seven things? It's [[NumerologicalMotif just tradition]]; the first one, list, made thousands of years ago, had seven items. Some lists have [[TheSixthRanger "honorary mentions"]] making them actually longer.
25th Feb '13 4:44:36 PM Random888
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* ShroudedInMyth: Very much so. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon may not have even existed. With the exception of the Great Pyramid, none of them survived long enough to be studied by anyone resembling an archaeologist.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Very much so. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon may not have even existed. With the exception of the Great Pyramid, none of them the Wonders survived long enough to be studied by anyone resembling an archaeologist.archaeologist, so that is somewhat inevitable.
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