The Death of 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

Great Pyramid of Giza

Tallest pyramid at Giza, built in 2560 B.C.E., final resting place of Pharaoh Khufu.

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Built by King Nebuchadnezzar II in 600 B.C.E., destroyed by earthquakes in 200 B.C.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Enormous sculpture by Phidias, covered in ivory, gold, and precious stones, destruction cause unknown.

Temple of Artemis

Marble-only temple in Ephesus, stood 115 meters tall, destroyed by arson in 356 BC.

Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

Built in 350 B.C.E., 43 meters tall with intricate carvings, destroyed by earthquakes.

Colossus of Rhodes

Bronze statue of sun god Helios, erected to commemorate a victory, destroyed by an earthquake in 224 B.C.E.

Pharos of Alexandria

Ancient lighthouse on Pharos island, stood 107 meters tall, completely destroyed by earthquakes in 1480 C.E.

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