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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

This famous list was first drawn up by the Greek poet Antipater of Sidon, in the second century BC.

Date Height Notes Name
2000 BC481ft About 80 remain – the only "one" of the Seven Wonders still standing (height is of the largest – the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza) Click to show or hide the answer
600 BC75–300ft Built by Nebuchadnezzar or Queen Semiramis of Assyria Click to show or hide the answer
400 BC40ft Marked the site of the original Olympic Games Click to show or hide the answer
pre–300 BC60ft Destroyed by Goths in 262 AD Click to show or hide the answer
353 BC140ft Built by Artemisia, wife of Mausolus
Some remains in the British Museum
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280 BC 117ft Statue of Helios, God of the Sun, by Chares Click to show or hide the answer
Destroyed by earthquake in 244 BC
270 BC 400ftThe first lighthouse; built of marble. Statue of Poseidon on top Click to show or hide the answer
Destroyed by earthquake in 1375 AD

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