Site Has Digitally “Reconstructed” The 7 Wonders Of The World To Where They Stood In Ancient Times

If you know the history of antiquity, you have certainly heard of the Seven Wonders of the World; today, six of them are no longer visible and can no longer be visited, with the exception of the imposing pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Through a series of 3D renderings, the Budget Direct website has brought these architectural behemoths to life exactly where they were in ancient times, when they were in all their glory.

#1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing as it is today …

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#2. … and like 4,500 years ago, when for four centuries it was the tallest building in the world!

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#3. The place where the fabulous Hanging Gardens of Babylon would have been built …

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#4. … and here is a 3D rendering of how they were described by travelers of the time!

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#5. The place where the mythical Lighthouse of Alexandria seems to have emerged. At the top still burned a fire and there was a golden statue of the Sun God

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#6. Between the 12th and 15th centuries, the lighthouse fell into disrepair, before being demolished in the following centuries.

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#7. The place where the mausoleum of Halicarnassus would have stood, dedicated to the memory of the homonymous king of Caria, a region of Asia

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#8. It would have been entirely made of marble!

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#9. The Colossus of Rhodes protected the port of Mandraki for centuries and represented the god Helios in all his glory

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#10. Destroyed by a strong earthquake, the Colossus was gradually demolished, and its gold melted down to be sold as commercial material!

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#11. The temple of Artemis in Ephesus was first plundered by Herostratus, then sacked by the Goths

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#12. Eventually the Christians conquered the city and left only one column, still visible today

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#13. The famous statue of Zeus in Olympia was made by Phidias in ivory and gold, but was lost due to various looting

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#14. The coup de grace was dealt to the statue, partly made of wood, during the fire in Constantinople, where the work was apparently transferred

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Did you know the history of these extraordinary wonders of Antiquity?

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