Between 115 and 135 meters (383 - 440 ft) tall it was among the tallest man-made structures on Earth for many centuries. Destroyed in an earthquake.
Lighthouse of Alexandria (3rd century BC)
Dedicated to a Greek goddess, it took 120 years to build. Herostratus burned it down in an attempt to achieve lasting fame.
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (550 BC)
Occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple that was built to house it, and was 40 feet (12 meters) tall. Destroyed in a fire.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia (435 BC)
Herodotus claimed the outer walls were 56 miles in length, 80 feet thick and 320 feet high (although some archaeological findings suggest otherwise). Destroyed in an earthquake.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon (600 BC)
Built as the tomb of Fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. Still standing.
Great Pyramid of Giza (2650-2500 BC)
Stood approximately 45 meters (135 feet) tall with each of the four sides adorned with sculptural reliefs. Origin of the word mausoleum. Destroyed in an earthquake.
Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus (351 BC)
A giant statue of the Greek god Helios roughly the same size as today's Statue of Liberty in New York. Destroyed in an earthquake.
Colossus of Rhodes (292-280 BC)