1. Statue of Zeus in Olympia (Greece)
The giant golden statue of the king of Greek gods, built to honor the first Olympics, dates back to the ancient city of Olympia. The statue was completed around 432 BC, depicting the deity sitting on a jade wooden throne embedded in a temple overlooking the city.
The statue is 12m high, 7m wide, holding a scepter decorated in the shape of an eagle symbolizing the supreme power of the king among the gods, the other holding a Victory statue with wings symbolizing victory in the Worlds. The Olympics are made of ivory and precious metal. Zeus head adorned an olive wreath. The throne is made of cedarwood and ivory. God feet put on a large chair.
Many historians believe that the Statue of Zeus was moved to Constantinople (now Istanbul) in Turkey but later also burned in the fire.
2. The sun god Rhodes (Greece)
Contrary to the pyramids, the Statue of the Sun in Rhodes has the shortest lifetime of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Completed in 282 BC after 12 years of construction, this giant statue was collapsed by an earthquake 56 years later.
The statue of the Sun is 33m high and is the tallest known statue of the ancient world, made of stone and iron with a bronze exterior. The Sun Statue in Rhodes is a giant bronze statue of the sun god Helios – the patron deity of Rhodes – who helped the city escape the siege of the Macedonian king Demetrios I Poliorcetes in 305 BC original.
3. Great pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
Around 2560 BC, Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu built his mausoleum consisting of 3 main pyramids and small satellite pyramids in Giza, bordering present Cairo’s border. The inclination of the sides of the pyramid is about 51.5 degrees. The height of the inclined surface is 195 m. The four sides of the pyramid look at four directions: the north, the south, the east and the west.
This giant stone structure is 146m high with a surface area of about 1,300m2. The Great Pyramid of Giza is considered to be the tallest man-made structure of the planet for more than four millennia.
It is unbelievable that the time it took to complete this pyramid was only 20 years. Accordingly, each minute, slaves on average would have to arrange 4 limestone slabs (weighing between 2-5 tons). This is also the oldest and only surviving wonder on the original list of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.