The Seven Wonders are seven well-known works of art and antiquity, which were together in different lists. Today's standard catalog of the seven wonders of the world goes back to the Greek writer Antipater of Sidon from the 2nd Cent. This is not the oldest standard, but the slightly modified second-oldest World Series marvel.
In the first quarter of the 3rd Century BC (Alexandrian epoch) started to put together seven characteristics. Among other things, this time the list of the seven most impressive technical achievements of the contemporary world of art was shaped area around the Aegean. This initial list consisted of a Egyptian Wonders, two Babylonian and four Greek:
* The Pyramids of Giza.
* The walls of Babylon.
* The hanging gardens of Semiramis at Babylon.
* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia Phidias.
* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.
* The marble mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
* The Colossus of Rhodes Helios.
At the time of beginning of the list today as it was the seventh wonder of the world has not called beacon of Pharos. He replaced the - justified by his fame - the second oldest and commonly used today Wonders series, the mighty walls of Babylon.
In none of the original lists of frequently called Babylonian loom is represented. At the beginning of the third century BC, he had ceased to exist already.
In later wild wonder of the world series also dip nor the maze, the Euphratbrücke, the Persian palace above on. With the further development marvel series shaped with up to 50 wonders of the world, such as the Pergamon Altar, the Colosseum in Rome or the Hagia Sophia to Istanbul.