Wonders of the World.|
People have built many amazing monuments to reflect their cultures. Many of the buildings or structures have withstood time that make people stare in astonishment.
The Great Pyramid of Cheops, Cairo: It took 10000 workers over 20 years to build the Great Pyramid of Cheops, located just outside Cairo in Egypt. About 6.5 million tonnes of stone were used!
Great Wall, China: At its peak, the wall was guarded by more than a million men
Colosseum, Rome: Over 55000 spectators could watch the Gladiator games held within.
Stonehenge, England: Built more than 4000 years ago to study summer and winter solstices and eclipses
Eiffel Tower, Paris : You can take an elevator or climb 1792 steps to reach the top.
Giant Statue: One of the largest indoor sculptures ever made was that of the Ancient Greek god Zeus in about 435 B.C. It was carved out of wood and covered with gold and ivory. It stood in the temple to Zeus at Oympia, Greece.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon: The most famous of the kings of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar II, rebuilt Babylon when he came to power in 605 B.C.He built beautiful terraced gardens for his wife which were considered the most amazing ever seen. (Babylon was located near the present-day city of Al Hillah, Iraq.)
Submitted by Henry Arnold,
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