The wisdom of the ancients made it difficult for people today to believe it. The wonders of the ancient world that the ancients left behind, for thousands of years, are still glorious.
Looking at these buildings, we modern people could not help but ask: 'Do not understand how the ancient people built them?' Let's explore the 23 wonders of the ancient world below!
In the 15th and 16th centuries, Peru's Machu Picchu was the royal garden and sacred place of Inca leaders. A century later, Spanish invasions ended the Inca civilization. In 1911, more than 3,000 steps and 150 buildings were found here.
Pompeii is the ruins of a partially buried Roman state near Napoli, Italy, now in the Campania region, in the Pompei communal colony. In 79 C.E., the Vesuvius volcano erupted, leading to more than 2,000 deaths and the entire city was covered with ashes. Until 1784, people discovered this ancient citadel.
The ancient stone wonder Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, England. Each year this wonder attracts millions of visitors. It is made up of 100 giant stone blocks. Stonehenge's progress in many construction periods lasted for at least 1500 years.
This is the Chichen Itza pyramid of Mexico. Chichen Itza is a pre-Colombo archeological site built by the Mayans, located in the northern center of the Yucatan Peninsula. Historically, it has been on the Mayan Yucatan peninsula for nearly a thousand years.
Located in Cambodia, Angkor covers an area of about 1,036 km2. From AD AD 9-15, it has always been the capital of the Khmer empire. In the 12th century, its image also appeared on the national flag of the court.
In AD 70 - 72 (AD is the year of the Lord or the Era of Christ), Emperor Vespasian built this arena in the city of Rome as a place of entertainment for the people.
In the early and middle ages of the Bronze Age, people lived in the Greek city of Mycenae and many artworks were discovered in these ancient tombs.
Easter Island is located about 3700 km west of Chile's coast. On this island, there are more than 900 stone statues, the weight of each statue is about 13 tons. Regarding the use of these statues, it is still an unsolved mystery.
The Cappadocia wonder in Turkey is based on the foundation of the Hittite empire. Find out here that people have lived here since the 6th century BC. Especially, the houses or temples are built from chimney rocky mountains.
Located between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea in Jordan, the ancient city of Petra connects Saudi Arabia and Egypt with the Phoenician. The citadel is surrounded by mountains and has many red stone statues
Roman baths are one of the most famous British heritage today. Roman baths played an important role in the daily bathing rituals of ancient people. In addition to admiring the bath, visitors can also visit the tunnel below.
The Ephesus city of Turkey was once home to many empires, such as Greece, Persia, Rome, Byzantine and Ottoman. By the 2nd century AD, the population here was 300,000.
In Maharashtra, India consists of 34 temples and monasteries built on a cliff, it is made up of many graves. This place was built from 600 - 1000 AD to pay homage to Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism.
The sacred city of Teotihuacán has many giant buildings such as the Quetzalcoatl temple, the pyramid of the Moon and the Sun. The name of this city means 'where the gods were born'.
This wonder is located in the north of Egypt, including Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure along the banks of the Nile. This is also the name of the three gods. Wonders of this ancient world were built around 2575-2454 BC.
This ancient monument is located in Rome, Italy. In the 7th century AD, it was the burial place of the Etruscan. Later it became the economic, political and cultural center of ancient Rome.
Ajanta cave is located in Maharashtra state, India. It consists of 29 caves, of which 5 caves are temples and 24 caves are monasteries.
This village is located on a cliff in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA. This was once a place of Indians.
This place is known as the temple tower city. It consists of 2,000 temples scattered across an area of 41 km2. In the 9th century, King Anawratha created this place as the center of the country.
Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman building in England. It has a length of 130 miles, the highest point is 6 meters. It was built by 15,000 people in 6 years.
Tulum is located in Yucatán, Mexico. In addition to the beautiful beach, there are ancient Mayan ruins built in 564 AD. Tulum in Yucatec language means 'wall'.
The temple is located in the middle of the island of Java, Indonesia. Borobudur Buddhist Temple was built in AD 8-9 century, the three-storey building consists of 72 statues.
Located in Tunis, Carthage was formed in the 9th century BC. It is a commercial center empire. But in 146 BC, due to Roman invasions, it was destroyed. After that, a new Carthage was built on the old city foundation.
If possible, come to these places to visit and explore with your own eyes to admire the beauty of these wonders!