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The seven wonders of the ancient world

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a famous list of majestic artistic and architectural works erected during Antipater of Sidon's Classical Antiquity. Of the seven wonders, the only one that resists to this day almost intact are the Giza Pyramids, built five thousand years ago.

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The origin of the list is doubtful, usually attributed to the Greek poet and writer Antipater of Sidon, who wrote about structures in a poem. Another document containing such a list is the book From septem orbis miraculis, by Greek engineer Philon of Byzantium. The list is also known as Ta hepta Thaemata ("the seven things worth seeing").

The Greeks were the first people to relate the seven wonders of the world between the years 150 and 120 BC.… Extraordinary monuments and sculptures erected by the hand, built in antiquity fascinate by its majesty, richness of details and magnitude to this day. We can imagine what other monuments and sculptures looked like from stylized descriptions and reproductions of coins.

The Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt, the only ancient wonder of the world still in existence.

The Three Pyramids of Giza (or Guiza, closest name to the original - Giza is a Gallicism) ranks first on the list of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Keops, Chefren, and Miquerinos were built as royal tombs for the Khufu kings (Keops), Chefren, and Menkaure (father, son, and grandson), who name the pyramids. The first of these, Queóps, was built over 4,500 years ago, around the year 2550 BC, called Great Pyramid, the majestic 147-meter-high building was the largest man-made building for over four thousand years, surpassed only at the end of the 19th century (precisely in 1889) with the construction of the Eiffel Tower.

The great difference of the Pyramids of Giza from the other wonders of the world is that they still persist, resisting the weather and the weather of nature, are in relatively good condition and, therefore, do not need historians or poets to be known as they can be seen.

The curious thing is that the Giza pyramids were already the oldest of all the wonders of the ancient world because, at that time it was more than two thousand years that had been built and are the only ones that remain today.

Approximately two million stone blocks were used for the construction of the pyramids.

120 meters in marble