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Poll Question: Which one is the greatest?
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I believe, that if I saw (and we found...) the Hanging Gardens, they would be absolutely spectacular - no doubt about it.
Though of the ones that are known exist for sure, then probably the Mausoleum. Very hard choice though, they are all extraordinary, hence, seven wonders of the ancient world.

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The pyramids. They have staying power. And are 2000 years older than any of the above to boot.
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too bad the Great wall of China is not in it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Hidden Face Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Mar-2007 at 12:36
The most impressive ancient story for me is "Hanging Gardens of Babylon".
 
 
 
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I have to say the pyramid because it is still visible in all its glorious wonder. Although I'm sure that the gardens were probably magnificent, without regular upkeep and maintenance they would just wither and die.
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I voted for the Colossos.

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I vote the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Ephesus in ancient times was a busy port with much commerce going on. Chersiphron and his son Metagenes of Crete built the temple of Artemis or Artemision, at Ephesus in Ionia more than 2,500 years ago. It was decorated with bronze statues sculpted by the most skilled artists of their time: Pheidias, Polycleitus, Kresilas, and Phradmon.

The temple was destroyed by fire in the rebellion of 356 BC. The people loved Artemis so much they built an even more exquisite temple on the same site. In 550BC King Croesus of Lydia conquered Ephesus and the temple was destroyed again. Later it was rebuilt but this time, the temple was giving a higher base and decorated by Scopas of Paros  and Apelles.

In 333 BC when Alexander  came to Ephesus the temple was still under construction. Over the next few hundred years pilgrims continued to journey to Ephesus to view the wonder of the marvelous temple. In 57 AD St. Paul came to the city spreading the good news of a new religion called Christianity.

Many years passed and in 262 AD abd  the Goths burned down the Temple of Artemis. After that, the Greeks did not rebuild it. Roman Emperor Constantine rebuilt much of Ephesus a century later but he rejected the idea of restoring the temple.

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I voted for Pyramid.
We still can see it with our own eyes instead of depending on centuries old descriptions of some other monuments.
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The statue of Helios at Rhodes with no doubt... Although the Hanging Gardens make a run for second place...
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Crap, I was going to vote for the lighthouse - an engineering feat, the only thing with a real practical purpose,  stood stable and used for 1500 years - but I accidently choose something else.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gargoyle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Mar-2007 at 06:54

That is a difficult question to answer... because I have only seen one of the 7. That being the Great Pyramid... It's been with us for a few thousand years... and, I suspect, will still be with us for a few thousand years more!

Unless they discover an Oil reserve under it.




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Originally posted by Gargoyle Gargoyle wrote:


That is a difficult question to answer... because I have only seen one of the 7. That being the Great Pyramid... It's been with us for a few thousand years... and, I suspect, will still be with us for a few thousand years more!

Unless they discover an Oil reserve under it.






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I voted the pyramid at Giza. It is a masterpeice of ancient design.
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I voted for the lighthouse of Alexandria. I believe it was more technologically advanced of anything else
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Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

I voted for the lighthouse of Alexandria. I believe it was more technologically advanced of anything else

I second that. Also it is the only wonder with a real function, the other ones are mostly religious buildings or monuments.
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The light house was superb but i went for the colossus at Rhodes. From what I've read, it was a magnifcent example of engineering and work of the day, more so then the pyramids and they too were wonderful.
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Pyramids, because they are the only ones still existing.
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If it did exist, Hanging Garden of Babylon.
     
   
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I think it would be useful to actually remind them to the forumers
 
Zeus
 
Mausoleum
 
 
Hanging Gardens
 
 
Colossus 
 
 
Lighthouse
 
 
Great Pyramid
 
 
Artemision
 
 
 
I pick the Colossus.  - btw did you know that the mayor of Faliraki, Rhodes got funding from the Greek government to re-build it? In the next decade or so.
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