Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

This Mausoleum was built in memory and as a burial tomb for the King Mausolus. King Mausolus was married to his sister Artemisia in his family. In those times, Caria rulers had a custom to marry their own sisters. When the king died, Artemisia decided to build this monument in his memory, which later found … Read more

Temple of Artemis

This temple was destroyed and rebuilt over several hundred years. This was first built during 800 BC near the river at Ephesus. The God Artemis in Ephesus is a goddess of fertility. In some instances Artemis is linked closely to the Roman and Italian goddess, Diana. She also is goddess of night, fruitfulness, childbirth, beasts, … Read more

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Great Pyramid of Giza The Hanging Gardens of Babylon The Statue of Zeus at Olympia The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus The Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus The Colossus of Rhodes The Lighthouse of Alexandria

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

In ancient times the Greek city states used to play games every 4 years. This is what is now called the Olympic games. During those times truce is declared and wars are stopped. Players and athletes from all over the places traveled to a place in Greece called Peloponnesus. These Olympic games were started during … Read more

Lighthouse of Alexandria

This light house of Alexandria was one of the useful wonders among all the seven wonders of the world (for the sailors to return to the Great Harbor). This is a small point that differentiates it from the rest of the wonders of the world. The mirror which was mounted on this lighthouse could reflect … Read more

Egyptian pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids are ancient pyramid-shaped masonry structures located in Egypt.There are 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008. Most were built as tombs for the country’s Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods. The earliest known Egyptian pyramids are found at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis. The earliest among these … Read more


The Colosseum, originally called the Flavian Amphitheater (Amphitheatrum Flavium) is a large building in the city center of Rome. In ancient times had a capacity for 50,000 spectators, with eighty rows of bleachers. Those close to the arena were the Emperor and the Senate, and as they stood were the lower strata of society. Took … Read more

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China is an ancient Chinese fortification built and rebuilt between the 5th century AD. and the sixteenth century to protect the northern border of the Chinese empire during the successive dynasties of imperial attacks xiongnu nomads of Mongolia and Manchuria. Not counting its ramifications and secondary buildings, covered 6400 km from the … Read more

Abu Rawash

Abu Rawash, 8 km to the North of Giza , is the site of Egypt’s most northerly pyramid, Also known as the lost pyramid — the mostly ruined Pyramid of Djedefre, the son and successor of Khufu. Originally, it was thought that this pyramid had never been completed, but the current archaelogicical consensus is that … Read more

Mesoamerican pyramids

Mesoamerican pyramid bases are typical of Mesoamerican ceremonial centers. Body consisted of a pyramid with a temple or set of temples at its summit to be accessed by a steep staircase. The pyramids were decorated with stucco reliefs and painted different colors. At the top, one meter more or less the end of the ladder, … Read more