The remaining ancient wonder of the world is
The largest and oldest of the three, the Great Pyramid, was built for the pharaoh Khufu (called Cheops by the Greeks) in the 26th century BC. That makes it 2,000 years older than any other wonder on the list. The Great Pyramid climbs more than 450 feet (138 meters) into the sky. It was the tallest structure on Earth for almost 4,000 years, until European cathedrals started reaching for heaven. It's made up of about 2.3 million massive blocks of stone, weighing perhaps 6 million tons all told. Some have described it as the most colossal single building ever erected on the planet.
The six lost wonders of the world were:
Bible readers know Nebuchadnezzar II as the king who, in 587 BC, destroyed the
The Ephesians erected their great temple for Apollo's twin sister Artemis around 550 BC. They built it a second time in 356 BC, after a terrorist bent on fame set it ablaze. Located in today's
In 435 BC, the famed Greek sculptor Phidias was pounding the last plates of gold and ivory into place on a 40-foot (12-meter) statue of Zeus, seated on a cedarwood throne. No one knows what became of the thunder god's likeness, but the workshop Phidias used to make it was found.
South of Ephesus, at
On the Greek
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