Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

By Yona Zeldis McDonough

Where were the Seven Wonders of Ancient World? Eighty-two hundred gallons of water were needed every day for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The hair, clothes, and sandals on the statue of Zeus at Olympia were made of gold. Only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still remains. And so much more!


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More than 2,000 years ago, travelers wrote about the incredible sights they saw while on their journeys. They told tales of hanging gardens that were built for a Babylonian queen, and a colossal statue that guided ships through the harbor of Rhodes in Greece. These writers compiled a list of the very best of these sights that are now known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Author Yona Zeldis McDonough takes the readers on a trip to the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids in Egypt (the only Wonder still standing), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Colossus of Rhodes in ancient Greece, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Temple of Artemis, detailing the creativity and skill that these early civilizations possessed.

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