Wonders of the Ancient World

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Arts & Ideas 111 7 September 2013 Wonders of the Ancient World The Wonders of the Ancient World are monuments that stemmed from ancient lands that have left lasting impressions on the world and the people. The structures are located in various places in the world. Constructed by the ancient world, the wonders stand in connection with symbolism and technology that must be analyzed to understand how they were placed in the ancient worlds. The works are expansive in size and found in sections of the Mediterranean and Middle East sections of the globe. The Wonders are dated in the past by about 1,500 years prior to our existence today (Sushma Gupta, 2001). Although the Wonders are an exclusive listing of seven works, four of these are being highlighted and examined in this analysis. The full exclusive set of the seven wonders include, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Pharos of Alexandria, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Statue of Juniper by Phidias, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, and the Tomb of Mausolus (Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, 2013). In the descriptions of a few of these great wonders of the world, a compilation of data will give clarity and detail to the ancient artworks. In the first art analysis, The Pharos of Alexandria is on a secluded coastal area of land on its own island. The Pharos of Alexandria is a lighthouse located in Alexandria, Egypt (Gupta, 2001). The Pharos defines the small island that the lighthouse sits on off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt (Gupta, 2001). The masterful art was named for the island recognizing the land it sat upon and the fact that it could be seen as a land marker from approximately fifty miles prior to ships coming in for landfall (Gupta, 2001). This is the only one of the Seven Wonders that was a functioning structure, guiding boats into land. Equal in size

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