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Old December 5th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #21

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I wish that the Great Wall of China is on the list!
It would be quite hard since I neither Herodotus had knowledge it nor it existed in it's spectacular present form during the time he compiled the wonders.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #22
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It would be quite hard since I neither Herodotus had knowledge it nor it existed in it's spectacular present form during the time he compiled the wonders.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #23
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1. Great Pyramid of Giza
2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
3. Statue of Zeus
4. Temple of Aretmis
5. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
6. The Colossus of Rhodes
7. The Lighthouse of Alexandria

To you, which of the 7 ancient wonders of the world is the most interesting? If you can't remember what some of the are... you can find pictures and info here

http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/list.html

My favorite has always been the pyramids. I am amazed at the massive ingenius structures of man.
Another nice zombie thread ?

Anyhow IMHO from more to less interesting:

1.- The Khufu Pyramid (because it still exists)

2.- The Pharos lighthouse (because of its pragmatic usefulness)

3.- The Olympic Zeus (because it became an iconic icon to this day)

4.- The Ephesian Artemision (because this fascinating primordial cult has survived though several syncretisms possibly to this very day)

5.- The Halikarnassian tomb of Mausolos (because this pearl of Persian funerary art came from a notable satrap dynasty)

6.- The colossal Rhodian Helios (because hardly anything is known about it for certain)

7.- The Babylonian Hanging Gardens (because in all likelihood they never existed to begin with
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It would be quite hard since I neither Herodotus had knowledge it nor it existed in it's spectacular present form during the time he compiled the wonders.
Herodotos of Halikarnassos didn't compil the Wonders; BTW only two of them (maybe three) were actually extant by the time he died,

The canonical list (from the De septem mundi miraculis) was regularly attributed to Philon of Byzantion (a real Byzantine from the III century BC) and is first attested in the following poem of Antipatros Sidonios (late II century BC):
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I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the Colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said, 'Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on aught so grand.'
( Greek Anthology IX.LVIII)

(As quoted by Patrimoine littéraire européen, vol. II, by Jean-Claude Polet, 1992)

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Herodotos of Halikarnassos didn't compiled the wonders; BTW only two of them (maybe three) were actually extant by the time he died,

The canonical list (from the De septem mundi miraculis) was regularly attributed to Philon of Byzantion (a real Byzantine from the III century BC) and is first attested in the following poem of Antipatros Sidonios (late II century BC):
( Greek Anthology IX.LVIII)

(As quoted by Patrimoine littéraire européen, vol. II, by Jean-Claude Polet, 1992)
The Temple of Artemis must have been grand beyond belief to make the pyramids pale in comparison.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #26
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The Temple of Artemis must have been grand beyond belief to make the pyramids pale in comparison.
As we are talking about a popular Goddess here, personal faith may have been involved in Antipatros' choice.

Besides what the Artemision lacked in magnitude could have been overcompensated by artistic merit.

Anyhow, regarding aesthetic taste to each his own
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The Lighthouse of Alexandria and Temple of Artemis are my favourites.
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The pyramids are still standing. 'Nuff said.
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