This Is What The Wonders Of The Ancient World Would Look Like If They Were Still Around Today

Although now mostly destroyed the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were considered incredible examples of engineering and architecture that were the marvels of their day. Like tourists today visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Statue of Liberty in New York City, Hellenic tourists from the 1st and 2nd centuries BC would have traveled to see them, as the Greek empire stretched across most of the western world.

Apart from the pyramids of Giza, which are the oldest Wonder, none of the rest exist any longer, destroyed by earthquakes or conquering armies. We know of them through writings by people like Ancient Greek historian Herodotus, and proof of the location and existence of all but the Hanging Gardens of Babylon has been found by archaeologists.

Even though they're no longer around their myth and the stories surrounding them have gone on to influence western art and culture—for instance, the Titan of Braavos in Game of Thrones is directly inspired by the Colossus of Rhodes.

Still, they may be long gone but that hasn't stopped artist Evgeny Kazantsev from creating a series imagining what they might look like if they were still around today.

The series includes both some of the Seven Wonders and some other great structures from the ancient world recreated in the modern landscape.

The Colossus of Rhodes

1 - The Colossus of Rhodes

The Temple of Artemis

2 - The Temple of Artemis

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus


3 - Petra

The Parthenon

4 - The Parthenon

The Tower of Babel

5 - The Tower of Babel

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

6 - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Taqi ad-Din Observatory

7 - Taqi ad-Din Observatory

The Sphinx

8 - The Sphinx

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

9 - Statue of Zeus at Olympia

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