Have you ever wondered what would the seven wonders of the ancient world look like if they existed today?
The Budget Direct portal digitally reconstructed these ancient symbols of mankind and placed them in the 21st-century landscape. Only one of them has survived to date.
There have never been more than five wonders at any one time, but somehow the seven wonders of the ancient world are a reference to a culmination of mankind's monuments.
The truth is that we often talk about them without really knowing what they are, or knowing only vague references to them. We only know that they lead us into a fascinating world full of undefined memories.
The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World
1. The Great Pyramid of Giza (2550 BC Egypt)
2. The Hanging Gardens of the Semiramis (600 BC, Babylonians)
3. The Temple of the Goddess Artemis at Ephesus (550 BC, Lydians, Greeks)
4. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (435 BC, Greeks)
5. Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (351 BC Carian, Greeks)
6. Colossus of Rhodos (292-280 BC Hellenistic Greece)
7. Lighthouse of Alexandria (3rd century BC Hellenistic Egypt)
What Happened To The Seven Wonders Of The World
In an initial list by Antipater, the Lighthouse of Alexandria was replaced by the Walls of Babylon. The above list has been used since the 6th century A.D. Of these wonders, the only one that has survived is the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The existence of the Hanging Gardens has not yet been 100% proven. Historical records indicate that the other five wonders were destroyed by natural disasters.
The Temple of the Goddess Artemis in Ephesus and the Statue of Zeus in Olympia were destroyed by fires, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus were destroyed by earthquakes.
In establishing the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Greeks played an important role.
The historian Herodotus, traveling in Egypt in 450 BC, said: "Nowhere in the world can one see so many things of such ill-defined grandeur".
Herodotus exemplified this statement with two great Egyptian constructions, which he considered even superior to the pyramids: the artificial Lake Moeris and the Labyrinth of Fayum. The latter was built by the pharaoh Amenemhet III (1842-1798 BC) and is in fact a two-level funerary temple with 3000 chambers, corridors, columns, and secret entrances.
Unfortunately, over the years, earthquakes, fires, and looting have caused the disappearance of six of the most fascinating constructions mankind has ever seen in ancient times. But now the Budget Direct portal has virtually rebuilt them, with an enormous effort to make it as if nothing had happened to them. The result is amazing! You can admire them in the video below!