Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Journey back in time to experience the original Seven Wonders of the World. Stand in awe before them, discover their characteristics, their location, and what remains of each today.
The original Seven Wonders were first described by the physicist and engineer Philo of Byzantium, in 225 BCE, as themata (Greek for 'things to be seen' ie. 'must-sees'):
– the Colossus of the Greek island of Rhodes
– the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in modern-day Iraq
– the Lighthouse of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt
– the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, in modern-day Turkey
– the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, in Greece
– the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey
– the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Greeks believed the number seven represented perfection and plenty eg. the seven objects that moved across the sky differently to the stars (the Sun, the Moon and the five planets, or 'wanderers', visible to the naked eye).
Preview the entire film below.
Upper KS2 - KS5 / Adults
Also available in Arabic