The Seven Wonders of the WorldPaper Rating: Word Count: 1858 Approx Pages: 7
Since the time of their discovery, each one of the seven wonders of the ancient world has been overwhelmingly discussed. It is indeed fascinating to think people in the ancient era could build these radical structures before any sign of industrialization. Aside from this deplorable aspect, there were other conditions in the past that one would initially presume to limit all opportunity to construct phenomenal edifices such as the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Seven Wonders of the World are still thoroughly deliberated upon.
The very first of the Seven Wonders of the World to be completed was the Great Pyramid, in Giza, Egypt. Credited with establishing the Great Pyramid of Giza is a labor force of nearly one hundred thousand slaves. Some believe it was built in honor of Khufu as a tomb for him,such as John Greaves, while others believe it was built as an astronomical observatory, the most famous being Richard Proctor. Along with Khufu is said to be buried a treasure, yet when excavators sifted, they found nothing; that is to say, they found no other passage-ways or chambers after extensive exploring. The whereabouts of Khufu and his treasure remain a mystery today. One may ponder as to why the Great Pyramid is so mind-boggling that it is deemed a "Wonder of the Ancient World." To begin with, the estimated date of completion is 2680 B.C., give or take. It is also a perfect geometric pyramid, with each side measuring about seven hundred fifty feet and the height measuring about four hundred fifty feet. Finally, the pyramid is composed of over 2,300,000 bricks, each weighing in at a jaw-dropping two and a half tons. It still surprisingly stands today as one of the tallest structures on the face of the Earth.
Following in chronological order, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon are the second of the Seven Wonders of the World. Needless to say, these were located in the ancient city of Babylon, or modern ... Continue Reading