More than 2,000 years ago, travelers would write about incredible sights they had seen on their journeys. Over time, seven of those places made history as the "wonders of the ancient world." Check them out here.
The Pyramids of Giza
Massive tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, the pyramids are the only ancient wonders still standing today. The tallest of the three is called the Great Pyramid.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Legend has it that this garden paradise was planted on an artificial mountain and construct to please the wife of King Nebuchadnezzar II, but many experts say it never really existed.
Temple of Artemis
Built to honor Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, this temple was said to have housed many works of art.
Statue of Zeus
This 40-foot (12-meter) statue depicted the king of the Greek gods.
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
This elaborate tomb was built for King Mausolus and admired for its architectural beauty and splendor.
Colossus of Rhodes
A 110-foot (33.5-meter) statue honored the Greek sun god Helios.
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Towering over the Mediterranean coast for more than 1,500 years, the world's first lighthouse used mirrors to reflect sunlight for miles out to sea.
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