10 Architectural Miracles of the Ancient World

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6. The Colossus Of Rhodes In Rhodes

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This massive statue was built to honor the Greek god, Helios. It was built in Rhodes around 280 B.C. The Colossus stood over 33 meters tall and was one of the largest statues of its time.

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Rhodes’ built the statue to celebrate their major military victory over Cypress. Although the Colossus was eventually damaged in an earthquake, it was a huge tourist attraction and listed as one of the “Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World.”

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5. The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus In Turkey

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After the King Mausolus, and his sister-wife, Artemisia II of Caria died, this burial monument was constructed to honor them. The building was 41 meters tall and each exterior wall was covered in ornate statues and sculptures.

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Not only did this tomb become one of the “Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World,” but it is is also where the modern world “mausoleum” comes from.

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