This is a 73 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations – The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The presentation covers each of the Seven Wonders as stand-alone individual presentations of 11 to 16 slides so it is really seven presentations in one. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalog the world's most spectacular natural wonders and man made structures. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity; it was based on guidebooks popular among Hellenic sightseers and only includes works located around The Mediterranean rim. The number “seven” was chosen because the Greeks believed it represented perfection and plenty, and because it was the number of the 5 planets known anciently, plus the sun and moon. Many similar lists have been made since.
The list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World includes the following:
Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Temple of Artemis
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Of the list of seven, only the Pyramids of Giza still stand and continues to reveal its many secrets. While it is unknown if the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were real since there is no archaeological evidence to support is existence.
The Colossus of Rhodes only stood for 56 years, when it was toppled by an earthquake whereas The Lighthouse of Alexandria stood for 1,500 years but ultimately, outlived the Greek and Roman empires. It was then absorbed into the Arab empire, but its importance waned when Egypt’s capital was moved from Alexandria to Cairo.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia stood for 800 years as it remained a focal point of the Greek world and oversaw hundreds of Olympic Games that occurred next to it. In 393 CE, Christian Emperor Theodosius I banned the Olympic Games. In the early 5th century CE, Emperor Theodosius II ordered the Statue of Zeus destroyed and it was set on fire. Earthquakes destroyed the rest of it. BUT the Torch still lights all the modern day Olympic games.
The Temple of Artemis was a place of worship but was victim to an arsonist named Herostratus in 356 BCE. The ruins of the Temple were eventually plundered and by 1100 CE, the few remaining citizens of Ephesus had completely forgotten that the Temple of Artemis ever existed.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a large and ornate mausoleum built both to honor and hold the remains of Mausolus of Caria. Unfortunately, she also died before its completion. After 1,800 years, the long-lasting Mausoleum was destroyed by earthquakes that occurred during the 15th century CE in the region. Eventually, nearly all the stone was taken away to be used in nearby building projects.
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Ancient Civilizations.