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The Colossus of Rhodes
   is situated in (what is now)   
Greece
Situated at the entrance of the harbour of the Greek island of Rhodes. A strong earthquake hit Rhodes in about 226 BC and broke the Colossus. The statue lay broken in ruins for almost a millennium. When the Arab invaded Rhodes in AD 654, they disassembled the remains of the broken Colossus and sold the fragments which were transported to Syria.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
   is situated in (what is now)   
Egypt
Now part of greater Cairo. It is the oldest, yet it is the only surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
   is situated in (what is now)   
Iraq
Estimated to have been 50 km south of Baghdad. The most descriptive accounts of the Gardens come from Greek historians but Babylonian records stay silent on the matter. Some suggest the gardens never existed.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
   is situated in (what is now)   
Egypt
It was situated on the ancient island of Pharos which today is a promontory within the city of Alexandria. Two earthquakes in 1303 and 1323 left a significant impression on the structure. A medieval fort was built in 1480 by the Egyptian Sultan Qaitbay on the same spot where the Lighthouse once stood. Stone and marble from the fallen structure were used to build the fort.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
   is situated in (what is now)   
Turkey
It was situated in what is now the city of Bodrum. The Mausoleum was dismantled by the Knights of St John of Malta in the fifteenth century when they invaded the region and built a castle with it. Nowadays only the foundation remains and the stones who can be seen in the walls of the castle.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
   is situated in (what is now)   
Greece
In the town of Olympia, 150 km west of Athens. It was destroyed by a fire in AD 462.
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
   is situated in (what is now)   
Turkey
It was situated in the ancient city of Ephesus near the modern town of Selcuk, about 50 km south of Izmir. The temple was burned to the ground in 356 BC, by a man named Herostratus. Alexander the Great was born on the same night as the temple was destroyed.


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