Student Stories on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World by Josue Cortes Sanchez

This map and timeline compares the approximate construction / destruction dates of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" with the approximate lifetime of Philo of Byzantium (the person who originally selected them). Graphic by cmglee, Flappiefh and Nicolas M. Perrault; online via Wikimedia Commons. License: CC BY-SA 4.0


This story talks about the seven wonders of the ancient world like the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Temple of Zeus and other things. Come and explore the wonders of the ancient world!


1. The Temple Of Artemis

  • This magnificent building was dedicated to goddess Artemis.
  • This temple was like a church to honor a god or many gods.
  • The temple was first built in 350 B.C.
  • It is located in Turkey.
  • This building kept on being destroyed so they kept on rebuilding it.
  • The Temple is now in Ruins.

2. The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

  • It was built for the queen Amuhia.
  • It actually is a garden of paradise very astonishing architecture for its time.
  • It was built around 600 B.C.
  • Located in Babylon.
  • Built to please the queen.
  • Archeologists think that the gardens were laid on a building.
  • The building was said to rise from 75 feet to 300 feet.

3. The Pharos (Lighthouse) Of Alexandria

  • Sostratus of Cnidus built this marvelous lighthouse.
  • The lighthouse helped the ships know there is land ahead.
  • The lighthouse was built during the 3rd century BC.
  • The lighthouse was built on the island of Phaross off the coast of Egypt.
  • The lighthouse helped ships know there is land ahead.
  • They used stone and other minerals to do the lighthouse.
  • Did you know the lighthouse was destroyed  by an earthquake?

4. The Great Pyramids of Giza

  • These magnificent  pyramids were built by the king Khufu.
  • The pyramids were tombs for kings and queens.
  • It was completed in 2680 B.C.
  • There were built in modern day Cairo.
  • It was tombs for the king and queen.
  • No one knows how they built it.
  • It is the only wonder that still stands.

5. The Colossus At Rhodes

  • Was built by a sculptor named Charles.
  • Was built to honor the god  Helios.
  • It was completed in 280 B.C.
  • It was destroyed in an earthquake.
  • No one knows how they built it. 

6. The Statue Zeus At Olympia

  • Made by greek sculptor Phidias.
  • It was to honor the god Zeus.
  • It was built in the 5th century b,c.
  • Built in Olympia, Greece.
  • The statue was about 13 m (43 ft) tall.
  • It was built to honor the god Zeus.
  • It is lost, gone without a trace. 

7. The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus

  • Was built by Artemisia II of Caria.
  • In memory for her husband.
  • Built in the 353 century b.c.
  • Built in Halicarnassus.
  • 148 feet tall.
  • It was destroyed by an earthquake.

Original Release: May 25, 2017

Updated Last Revision: May 06, 2019

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