Wonders of the Ancient World (Journalwithme#22)

History has always been an interest of mine. I love reading about how things were done in the past, their customs and traditions, what they ate and how they just lived in general. I read a lot of historical fiction to throw myself further into the past and learn something new each time.

This weeks question asks, “Which Wonder of the Ancient World would you have liked to see the most?”

If you’re unfamiliar with the Wonders of the Ancient World, they are:

  • The Great Pyramid of Giza
  • Statue of Zeus in Olympia, Greece
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt

Out of all the Wonders of the Ancient World, only the Great Pyramid remains.

To be honest, there are a few that don’t interest me as much. I don’t have a green thumb, so I feel like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon would be a waste for me. It’s described as truly beautiful, with fountains and greenery everywhere you turn. It was built by Nebuchadnezzar II for his wife between 605-562 BC. The history makes it worth visiting but it wouldn’t be my first choice.

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia wouldn’t be a strong contender either. It claims to be as tall as the ceiling of the temple where it was housed, and boasts being constructed with gold and other precious medals. Honestly I don’t think I would quite appreciate it as much as I should.

The two that I would appreciate the most would be the Great Pyramid and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. I love learning the history behind a place, and both these locations harness so much history. The lighthouse just sounds absolutely beautiful and I would have loved to see that.

Which wonder would you have loved to see? Let me know below!

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