Quick, name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
How many did you remember? (I only got two correct!)
How can it be that something we once knew can be forgotten?
Here's the answer:
|The Great Pyramid of GizzaThe only ancient world wonder that still exists.|
|Hanging Gardens of Babylon|
A 16th-century hand-colored engraving by Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck with the Tower of Babel in the background
|Statue of Zeus at Olympia|
A fanciful reconstruction of Phidias' statue of Zeus, in an engraving made by Philippe Galle in 1572, from a drawing by Maarten van Heemskerck
|Temple of Artemis|
This model of the Temple of Artemis, also known as the Temple of Diana, in Istanbul, Turkey, attempts to recreate the probable appearance of the first temple
|Mausoleum at Halicarnassus|
Scale model of a reconstruction of the Mausoleum, one of many widely differing versions, in Istanbul.
|The Colossus of Rhodes, as depicted in an artist's impression of 1880.|