seven ancient structures which were considered to be the most interesting and impressive things in the world made by ancient peoples. These were the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the mausoleum (=building where people are buried) at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Pharos (a lighthouse) at Alexandria.
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