Wednesday, May 02, 2012

A Tour of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

For our studies of Ancient World History, the kids each chose something to research and report on to the others.  One chose to map out the conquests of Alexander the Great, report his findings to his sisters and help them to complete maps of their own.  Another chose to discuss the celebrations of Purim and Chanukah; made a dreidel and taught the game; and made the Hamentashen for everyone to eat while the Ester story was read.
I decided to photo document the last one though.

The official tour of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World!

We began our tour at the Statue of Zeus. 

The happy travelers 
with their bags of "provisions" for the long journey, 
and our tour guide {who has the clip board. ;) }
 This is what happens when you tease about "Buzz Lightyear" being Zeus. ;)

Then it was on to the Temple of Artemis,

The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus,

and the Colossus of Rhodes.

 The tourists enjoyed the view of the Wonders, 
but it must be noted that all of them have to be viewed from a distance, 
therefore their size appears small. ;)

~A rare shot of the builders of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon!~

 The tourists were not as happy to visit Babylon in the heat! 

And due to a plague of little black bugs, a hasty retreat was made!

The next stops were to 
The Great Pyramid at Giza

And the Pharos of Alexandria

 Which concluded our tour!
 We hope you enjoyed the journey! ;)

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