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Time Travel: Visit the sites of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Article by Theresa Pecks

These historic places are absolute must sees for any person that loves to travel; you will certainly be unable to understand the immensity and grandeur of these destinations until you have seen them in person. The seven wonders of the ancient world include the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharaohs of Alexandria.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the Seven Ancient Wonders and it is no wonder how it got its name. You will look minuscule compared to the enormity of this pyramid. This pyramid was constructed under the reign of Pharaoh Khufu and its use is quite the human mystery.

The Hanging Gardens

The Hanging Gardens is located on the Euphrates River to the south of Baghdad in Iraq. No one is quite sure as to the meaning of the Hanging Gardens as it is only preserved in the ancient Greek writings and is detailed as one of the most blissful gardens with water irrigation and other royal luxuries spread throughout this magical location.

The Temple of Artemis

This temple was built for the Greek goddess Artemis and was one of the most elegant and graceful temples ever erected. It was located in the ancient city of Ephesus, in the south of Turkey. This building was different from other similar structures as it was made out of pure marble.

The Statue of Zeus

Zeus was the God of all Gods and as so, was honoured with this gigantic, golden statue located in Olympia, Greece, where the Gods were thought to have resided. Unfortunately the original has been destroyed yet the aura of his statue remains in this ancient city.

The Mausoleum

Located in the south west of Turkey, this elegant Mausoleum once stood tall. It was used as the ancient burial grounds for the king. The mausoleum used to be about 140 feet high and decorated with life size statues of animals and people created by the most gifted artists in Greece such as Scopas and Bryaxis.

The Colossus of Rhodes

This ancient world wonder had a short life span of about 56 years. This was a gigantic statue that symbolised the unity of the inhabitants of the Mediterranean island in Rhodes, Greece. The structure was made out of marble, iron, stone and bronze. It was about 110 feet high and was an inspiration to many artists, especially Auguste Bartholdi who created the Statue of Liberty.

The Pharaohs of Alexandria

The Last ancient world wonder was located in Alexandria, Egypt and was the only wonder with a definitive purpose of helping sailors return home. It was a gigantic lighthouse that inspired many because of its grand architectural design.

As you travel throughout the modern world, discovering these ancient seven world wonders, make sure you have invested in comprehensive travel insurance that will cover you in the case of a medical emergency, a cancellation in your flights or a delay in your trip!

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