Video: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2007 12:45 am
Hi, all. I found a video of a virtual satellite tour of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. I think some people will like it. It's educational as well as entertaining.

Here is the link:YouTube - Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: a Virtual Satellite Tour



The earliest extant version of a list of seven wonders was compiled by Antipater of Sidon, who described the structures in a poem around 140 BC:

I have set eyes on the wall of lofty Babylon on which is a road for chariots, and the statue of Zeus by the Alpheus, and the hanging gardens, and the Colossus of the Sun, and the huge labour of the high pyramids, and the vast tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the house of Artemis that mounted to the clouds, those other marvels lost their brilliancy, and I said, 'Lo, apart from Olympus, the Sun never looked on aught so grand.'

[RIGHT]- Antipater, Greek Anthology IX.58[/RIGHT]
 
 

 
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