Seven wonders of the ancient world
With our craft set seven wonders you get a creative insight into the most amazing constructions of antiquity.
Seven models are made in paper form. Suitable is our 7-piece craft set in Din A5 format for children from 6 years.
Set consists of: 7 buildings
- Colossus of Rhodes 5x3,5x 15 cm
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon 9,5x9,5x 8cm
- Lighthouse of Alexandria 9x9x 14cm
- Tomb of Mausolos 5,5x5,5x 9cm
- Great Pyramid of Giza 12,5x12,5x 9cm
- Artemis temple in Ephesus 5x12x 6cm
- Statue of Zeus 7x5,5x 10cm
- 8 handicraft sheets (DIN A5)
- easy handling
- medium to difficult level of difficulty
Carefully cut out each item on the given lines. Fold at the semicolon lines and wet the marked strips with glue. Allow to dry.
To assemble the Seven Wonders of the World craft set, you will also need scissors and glue. The craft is considered simple and easy to understand. It is rated at the medium difficulty level. Each figure is to be cut out on the given lines, folded on the semicolon lines and the marked strips are glued together. The sheets are colorfully printed and made of 100% recycled paper for the sake of the environment.
The Seven Wonders of the World
These magnificent constructions of antiquity were buildings and statues of antiquity. The ancient Greeks built five of the seven wonders, one of the other two can be found in modern-day Iraq , the so-called hanging gardens of Babylon and the pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
1. The lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt
The Lighthouse of Alexandria, also known as Pharos of Alexandria, was a majestic structure built in the 3rd century BC at the port of the city of Alexandria in Egypt. The lighthouse was one of the first and most important beacons in the world, serving both as a landmark for ships and as a symbol of the city's power and wealth.
With a height of about 140 meters, the Alexandria Lighthouse was the tallest structure of its time. It is considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering, which impressed with its construction of marble, granite and limestone. A large fire was lit on the platform to guide ships in the harbor. In addition, the lighthouse was also used as a library and observatory where astronomers could observe and study.
Unfortunately, the lighthouse was damaged and eventually destroyed in the 14th century, but the memory of this unique structure lives on to this day. It is a symbol of ancient civilization and shows the skills and ingenuity of the people who lived thousands of years ago. The Lighthouse of Alexandria remains one of the most famous and admired wonders of the world and a fascinating chapter in ancient history.
2. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Greece
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a tomb for King Mausolos of Caria and his wife Artemisia. It was built in the city of Halicarnassus on the island of Kos and was one of the largest structures of antiquity. The mausoleum was a huge temple structure consisting of 36 columns supporting a magnificent roof truss. It was built in four stories and was crowned by a huge statue of the king.
The mausoleum was an unprecedented work of art and impressed all who saw it. It was a symbol of the wealth and power of King Mausolos and his wife. To this day, the mausoleum is one of the most famous structures of the ancient world and has influenced the ideas of beauty and splendor in architecture.
3. The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt The Pyramids of Giza are a collection of three pyramids in Egypt that were built as burial sites for the pharaohs. The most famous of these pyramids is the Great Pyramid, which was built for King Cheops. The pyramids were the largest structures of their time and impressed all who saw them.
The Great Pyramid is still one of the largest structures in the world and its construction is a wonder in itself. The pyramids were built from tons of stone blocks and to this day no one has figured out how the Egyptians managed to move and place these huge stones. The pyramids of Giza are considered a symbol of the architecture and building art of the ancient world.
4. The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
The Colosseum in Rome is one of the most famous and important structures of the ancient world. It was built in the 1st century AD and was one of the largest amphitheaters in the world. With a capacity of up to 50,000 spectators, it was the perfect center for a wide variety of events, such as gladiator fights, animal rushes, theatrical performances and competitions.
The Colosseum is a masterpiece of Roman architecture and represents a symbol of Rome's power and influence. It was built of stone and cement and shows the skills of Roman architects and engineers in the construction of large structures. Even today, many people admire the Colosseum for its beauty and size. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Rome and an unforgettable symbol of ancient history and culture.
5. The statue of Zeus from Olympia in Greece
The statue of Zeus in Olympia was one of the most famous works of art in the ancient world. This monumental bronze statue, which represented Zeus, the god of heaven and thunder, was located in the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. The statue was about 40 meters high and was one of the most important works of art of its time.
The statue of Zeus from Olympia was created by the Greek sculptor Phidias and was distinguished by its sophisticated technique and detailed design. The statue was cast from bronze and decorated with gold, ivory and precious stones. The eyes were made of glass and the curls of the god were made of gold leaves.
It was the center of the temple and was visited by pilgrims from all over the world to worship the power and greatness of the god. To this day, the statue of Zeus at Olympia remains a symbol of ancient Greek art and architecture and a source of inspiration for future generations.
6. The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, Turkey
The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, also known as the Temple of Diana, was an important structure in ancient Greece. It was built in the 6th century BC, between 550 and 350 BC and was considered one of the largest and most imposing temple buildings of its time. Artemis of Ephesus, a goddess from Greek mythology, was one of the most famous and revered deities in ancient Greece and her temple in Ephesus was one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for believers.
The Temple of Artemis was an impressive structure known for its beauty and size, a place of worship, It was over 120 meters long and over 40 meters wide, making it one of the largest temple buildings of its time. The temple was richly decorated with marble columns, sculpted friezes and impressive reliefs depicting the stories of Artemis. To this day, the Temple of Artemis remains an impressive example of the artistry and building skills of the ancient world and a symbol of the past and culture of ancient Greece.
7. The hanging gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were a gift from the Greek pioneers to the Babylonian culture. The gardens were built around 600 BC and were among the largest structures in the world. They were a feat of ancient engineering and were built on several levels separated by thick walls. The artificial irrigation system that supplied the gardens distributed water to different levels spread over the gardens. To water the plants, an elaborate system of pipes was used, which were built on top of the walls.
It is believed that the gardens had an area of about 350,000 square meters. They were divided into four sections and were overgrown with huge pines, cedars, palms and other plants. There are also reports that more than 400 different species of flowers and shrubs were planted in the gardens. The gardens were created as a symbol of the wealth and splendor of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II. He was the builder of the gardens and had them built as a gift to his wife and people.
The gardens were an important symbol of Babylonian culture and were widely known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Unfortunately, the gardens no longer exist today. They were destroyed in the 5th century BC, but the symbol of the beauty, wealth and splendor of the Babylonian king lives on to this day.
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