Wonders of the Ancient World

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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Wonders of the Ancient World, Great Pyramid of Giza, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, architecture, Hellas, Babylon, Egypt, Mesopotamia, church, mausoleum, memory, antiquity, history

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