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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The ancient Greeks loved to compile lists of the marvellous structures in their times. Though we think of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as a single list today, there were actually a number …
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Khufu's Great Pyramid - Seven Wonders

More than any other ancient peoples, the Egyptians seemed to spend the best years of their lives, and certainly their best efforts, in preparation for death. The greatest toil, and the most perfect r…
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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Seven Wonders

Six hundred years before the birth of Christ, King Nabopalassar of Babylon was brought the news he had long been waiting for. His army, combined with the Medes, had at last destroyed Nineveh, capital…
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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia - Ancient Wonder

The ancient Greeks, no greater god dwelt on sacred Mount Olympus than Zeus. He looked like a man and thought like one, he even had human failings that caused him tiresome domestic problems, but he wa…
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The Temple of Artemis-Diana - Ancient Wonder

Which was the greatest building created by our ancestors? One ancient writer is quite sure. "I have seen the walls and hanging gardens of old Babylon , the statue of Olympian Jove (Zeus), the Co…
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The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus - Ancient Wonder

It seemed to Queen Artemisia that her heart would overflow with sorrow when her husband died. He was a handsome man in the prime of life and if his portrait is to be believed a man of quiet dignity. …
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The Colossus of Rhodes - Ancient Wonder

"Few men can clasp the thumb in their arms, and the fingers are larger than most statues. Where the limbs are broken asunder, vast caverns are seen yawning in the interior. The Colossus of Rhode…
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The Great Lighthouse at Alexandria - Seven Wonders

Ships of the ancient world sailing the Mediterranean bound for Alexandria always knew where to find the port. For the Pharos the amazing lighthouse of Alexandria was visible from 43 kilometres out a…
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