Zeus held a statue of Nike, the Greek Goddess of victory in his left hand and a staff of an eagle preached atop of his left hand (Curlee). The statue of Zeus was located in Peloponnesus, which is modern Greece today at a location near Ancient Olympia, were the sanctuary of Zeus also known as Altis or sacred grove where the people could go to worship the Gods in ancient times. It was constructed in about 450 B.C., and finished in time for the first Olympic games, which were held in 776 B.C. The statue of Zeus was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient times because of its great size and because of its materials, ivory and gold-plated bron... ... middle of paper ... ..., the interior of the temple featured sculptures of amazon warriors, also several paintings on the walls, columns of gold, silver and the statues were life size and stood on a marble pedestal. I am amazed by how much detail went into this temple and last but not least the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus wasn’t really one of my favorites seeing how in those times they married their own family members, but the Mausoleum was created in the memory of Artemisia husband or brother Mausolus.
(7) The Pharos of Alexandria, on an island off Alexandria, Egypt, was a famous ancient lighthouse. THE PYRAMIDS Pyramids of Egypt, pyramid complex at Giza, on the west bank of the Nile, Egypt, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Great Pyramid of Khufu is said to be the only pyramid regarded as one of the Seven Wonders, although some historians class all three famous large pyramids (of the ten pyramids at Giza) as the Wonder. Built some time during the 26th century bc, the pyramids are the oldest and only remaining Wonders to have survived almost completely intact today. Large Egyptian pyramids were built (on a king’s instructions) to protect tombs, each holding the mummified body of a king (see Embalming).
The Great Pyramid was built in the city of Giza, a resting place of ancient Memphis, and today it is part of Greater Cairo, Egypt. That's why it is called the Great Pyramid of GIZA. It is near the west bank of the Nile River. It was built around 2700 B C and its estimated date of completion is 2680 B C. It took 100,000 oppressed slaves to build the pyramid. Fascinating Facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza Did you know that the Great pyramid of Giza is thirty times larger than the Empire State Building!
Located in Olympia, Greece, the Temple of Zeus at Olympia is considered to be a near perfect example of Doric style architecture. Construction of the temple began around 470 BC and continued until approximately 456 BC. The main architect of the temple was Libon of Elis, however the sculptor of the pediments is currently unknown. The temple is a peripteral hexastyle building that includes thirteen columns on the sides and six on the front and back, as well as an East/West orientation. The columns are made of limestone found locally, and then covered in stucco.
Standing at 450 feet high and 756 feet across at each side, the great pyramid of Pharaoh-King Khufu was the first of the seven wonders to be erected in Giza, which now part of Cairo, Egypt. Made out of 2,300,000 blocks of stone at two and half tons each, it is marvel upon itself. It is ironic to note that out of all the ancient wonders built, the first one is the only one still standing today. Even in those times of when the pyramid was erected, in 2560 B.C., there were grave robbers. To prevent this there were elaborate and hidden passage within the pyramid which led to the pharaoh as well as he earthly possessions.
This great pyramid is located on the northern edge of the Giza Plateau, which is 25 km outskirts, southwest of Cairo, Egypt. It is the only remaining standing monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Crystalink, 2011). It is said that the pyramid was built as the tomb for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian King Khufu (known in Greek as Cheops). The pyramid is believed to have been built for over 20 years by a workforce of 100,000 oppressed Egyptian slaves (Cleveleys, 2011) and was completed at around 2560 BC. It took 10 more years to build a stone walkway that linked it to a temple that was in a valley below it (Krystek, 2010).
The Great Pyramid: Largest Pyramid in the World The great pyramid was built during the reign of Khufu, 2nd king of the fourth dynasty (2,720-2,560 BC). It stands on the Giza plateau nearby Cairo and is the biggest pyramid in the world. It measures 230 m (756 ft) on each side of its base and originally measured 147 m (482 ft) high. Beginning in the 10th century AD the entire Giza complex served as a source of building materials for the construction of Cairo; as a result, all three pyramids were stripped of their original smooth outer facing of limestone. The core masonry consists of large blocks of local limestone taken from the nearby quarries and built around and over a rocky knoll.
This building was to be a 'temple' , an American pantheon, which would house statues of presidents and national heroes, including a large statue of George Washington. The design changed over the years and finally settled on a the obelisk without decoration as we know today. The building progressed well until the civil war. At this time construction was halted for almost 25 years. This left the unfinished obelisk standing 150 feet.
Before a decent discussion of the pyramids is begun, a bit of background history must be set forth. The ancient Egyptian empire lasted for over 3,000 years, beginning at around 3,100 BCE and ending just shy of 300 years before the dawn of the Common Era. Historians break up the empire chronologically into nine separate eras. The second of these eras, known as the Old Kingdom, is when all of the pyramid construction took place, and dates from 2,686-2,181 BCE (Edwards 1). During this era, Egypt’s kings and queens were buried inside these pyramids.
The Great Pyramid is without a doubt the largest pyramid with a length base of approximately 755.75 feet and its original height of 481.4 feet. The Britannica explains the materials for the construction: The Great Pyramid’s core is made of yellowish limestone blocks, the outer casing (now almost completely gone) and the inner passages are of finer light-colored limestone, and the interior burial chamber is built of huge blocks of granite. Over 2.3 million blocks of stone were cut, transported, and assembled to create the 5.75-million-ton structure (Britannica staff). These casing ston... ... middle of paper ... ... the exteriors which like everything else is a real shame. Due to missing most of the exterior white limestone, the Great Pyramids is no longer as height as when originality built.