Wonders of the Ancient World
Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.
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The Giza Necropolis is the only one of the Ancient wonders still intact.
The Olympic Games, held in the town every 4th year after 776 BC made it one of the centres of ancient Greece.
The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.
The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282 laws carved into a basalt stele.
The Ancient Greek scientist, Euclid of Alexandria, is often referred to as the 'father of geometry'.
Numerous legendary empires were built (and destroyed) in the course of history.
A selection of legendary buildings from the history of civilisation.
The step pyramid, built in the 27th century BC, was the first pyramid in Egypt.
The magnificent capital of the Aztec Empire astonished even the Spanish Conquistadors.
One of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century was the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh.
Ziggurats were typical terraced step pyramids used as temples in ancient Mesopotamia.
The Altar of Peace, commissioned during the reign of Augustus, was one of the most important works of ancient Roman art.
The animation shows five outstanding works in the history of sculpture.
The Rosetta Stone helped to solve the mystery of hieroglyphics.
The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian order of columns are different in size and ornamentation as well.
These Palaeolithic statuettes probably symbolise fertility and prosperity.
The world's most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century BC, during the Age of Pericles.
The ancient Roman arena became well-known for the chariot races held here.
The most famous and most magnificent amphitheatre of Rome was built in the 1st century.
This Pacific island is famous for its unique monolithic human figures.
The city with advanced culture was the first settlement in history to have a citadel.