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7 Wonders of the Ancient World Brought Back to Life Through Animation

One of the first ever listicles, the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” were a group of must-see landmarks for travelers in Ancient Greece compiled in the second century. Unfortunately for modern-day tourists, only one of these sites, the Great Pyramid of Giza, still exists.

However, thanks to Budget Direct, an Australian travel insurance provider, you can now get a glimpse of what these ancient wonders looked like in their fully restored glory. Using historical records and illustrations, the renderings were designed by professional architects and sent to a motion graphics artist to animate. Hit play on the video above to watch history come to life before your eyes.

If you could travel back in time, which of these would you most like to visit? Leave a comment below!

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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.


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