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5 wonders of the world

It appears that people all across the world agreed, as more than 100 million votes were cast via the Internet or text messaging

It appears that people all across the world agreed, as more than 100 million votes were cast via the Internet or text messaging

In 2000, a Swiss organization began a mission to identify the 7 Freaks of the World. Given that the real Seven Freaks list was established in the 2nd century BCE and that just one entrant (the Pyramids of Giza) is still standing, it seemed time for an update. And it appears that people all across the world agreed, as more than 100 million votes were cast via the Internet or text messaging. The final results, revealed in 2007, were welcomed with both cheers and jeers—several significant candidates, such as Athens’ Acropolis, did not cut.

  1. Great Pyramid of Giza – It is the one marvel that has endured through thick and thin. It is the biggest of the three pyramids, with a base of around 230.4 metres and a height of 146.5 metres, and was built between 2584 BC and 2561 BC. The months of September through April are ideal for a visit. Ephesus’ Temple of Artemis
  2. Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – It is regarded as one of the world’s architectural masterpieces. Only the remains of Ephesus’ magnificent Temple of Artemis, which was devastated by calefaction and floods, remain. The temple, which is located in the centre of Turkey, was rediscovered in 1869 in the city of Izmir and was designated a World Heritage Site in 2014. The ideal months to visit are April to May, and September to mid-November.
  3. Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Though the Babylonian ruins are now located in the Iraqi city of Al-Hillah, the presence of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon remains a mystery. Around 600 BC, King Nebuchadnezzar is said to have created the Hanging Gardens for his wife Amytis, which did not hang. This ancient wonder, however, remains subject to historians’ imaginations, who are frequently left in the dark due to a loss of data of any sort in Babylonian history.
  4. The Lighthouse of Alexandria – The Alexandria Lighthouse was constructed between 280 and 247 BC. The lighthouse, which stood around 450 feet tall, was the world’s highest architectural marvel for a long time until it was entirely destroyed by earthquakes between 956 AD and 1323 AD.
  5. Statue of Zeus at Olympia -It is dedicated to the famed Greek God of Zeus, and it is located in the centre of Olympia, which is located on Greece’s western coast and is famous for hosting the Olympic Games. A huge monument that originally stood 42 feet tall was entirely carved in wood first and then coated with ivory and gold panels. 

This article is curated by Prittle Prattle News.

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