The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World with Dimitra Pilarinou

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World with Dimitra Pilarinou


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The Great Pyramid at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes & the Lighthouse of Alexandria are the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the Greek “theamata: things to be seen.” Today we would call them the absolute must-see monuments in the traveler’s list, but they were documented as sculptural & architectural marvels as early as the 3rd c. BCE.

Today only one of the Seven still stands, The Great Pyramid of Giza, a true testimony of human brilliance, a proof in stone that the characterization "Wonder" is spot-on. The remaining six have been destroyed by humanity or by the forces of nature. So why do these legendary monuments still inspire millions of tourists to visit places like Greece, Egypt, and Asia Minor, where these wonders once upon a time stood? Simply because the Seven Wonders never stopped being a source of intrigue, speculation, awe, inspiration, and amazement for the incredible achievements of human ingenuity since the dawn of time.

Led by an expert on Archaeology, Dimitra Pilarinou, this Conversation will present the Seven Wonders of The Ancient World, the world they were created in, and discuss all the new information science has discovered well as unknown stories surrounding these monuments. Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of these specific wonders and the ancient cultures that created them.

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Dimitra Pilarinou is a Greek archaeologist and Licensed Tour Guide with a Masters degree in Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean. She has worked in excavations all around Greece, has given speeches on various topics in Seminars and Congresses, and has appeared on documentaries about the Minoans on History Channel and Travel Channel.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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B.J. (San Jose, US)
A wonderful review of the Seven Wonders

We all have heard about and been intrigued by the Seven Wonders. The trick is to make them discretely imaginable. Dimitra does a great job, particularly regarding the Temple and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The scale and artistry of these monuments was truly astonishing. And who knew the Hanging Gardens of Babylon likely weren’t in Babylon at all?

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M. (Merion, US)
Wonderful presentation

This was a wonderful talk. Dimitra clearly has a great depth of knowledge, and presented the material in a lively and engaging way.

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B.E. (Phoenix, US)
Seven Wonders

An excellent well-organized lecture with informative, beautiful slides. Dimitra has the soul of a poet- I so enjoyed her stories, both fact and myth!

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S.G. (New York, US)
Fascinating program!

This is a fascinating program packed with amazing information and pictures. Dimitra does a great presentation. I loved it!

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B.M. (Victoria, CA)

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B.J. (San Jose, US)
A wonderful review of the Seven Wonders

We all have heard about and been intrigued by the Seven Wonders. The trick is to make them discretely imaginable. Dimitra does a great job, particularly regarding the Temple and Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The scale and artistry of these monuments was truly astonishing. And who knew the Hanging Gardens of Babylon likely weren’t in Babylon at all?

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M. (Merion, US)
Wonderful presentation

This was a wonderful talk. Dimitra clearly has a great depth of knowledge, and presented the material in a lively and engaging way.

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B.E. (Phoenix, US)
Seven Wonders

An excellent well-organized lecture with informative, beautiful slides. Dimitra has the soul of a poet- I so enjoyed her stories, both fact and myth!

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S.G. (New York, US)
Fascinating program!

This is a fascinating program packed with amazing information and pictures. Dimitra does a great presentation. I loved it!