It is said that cockroaches have been around since the beginning of time. If they could talk, do you think they could tell us what they used in ancient times to eradicate them from one’s kitchen. Most probably not. Would the seven ancient wonders of the world, in all of their wondrous grandeur, have had to deal with them?
What was the pharoah Khufu’s pest control method in the times when the Pyramid of Giza was being built? No one mentions this in historical renditions of the wonders. But there must have been a way.
Would Princess Amytis from Persia have to utilize a form of effective pest control in her Hanging Gardens of Baylon? These are questions that humankind doesn’t bother itself with looking it. It’s too much of a minor detail for important people to care about, this is the probable attitude.
In any case, it is a pity to detract from the true beauty that these wonders provided and in some cases provide for the world.
These were selected by the Greeks as the most revered places to visit during their era. They are:
The Pyramid of Giza – did you know that each corner of the pyramid was exactly 90°, and that each one faced the compass points, north, south east and west? The reason for this being built, in this way, still remains unclear
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Amytis’s husband supposedly built her this garden to help her deal with nostalgia. She used to live in the mountains and when she married him, she had to move to the desert.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria – this was built by Alexander the great, I was destroyed by an earthquake after standing tall for 1500 years
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia – excavations have found the base of Zeus’s temple, and a cup belonging to Phidius, who was the only one who could describe what the statue looked like
The Collosus at Rhodes – this huge stature was built in the art of war, and Rhodes succeeded in scaring off its rivals. Collosus, collossal, do you make the connection?
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – This beautiful, exonerated structure was built in honour of Artemis, the Greek goddess of fertility.
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – this was created in order to honour Mausolus of Caria, and later his wife Artemisia.
These structures’ beauty would only be tainted by the thought of cockroaches running rampant inside of them. Let’s leave them that way then.