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The Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind

The medieval mind, just like the classical mind before it, was captivated by the wondrous things people had made. For much of the thousand-year period known as the Middle Ages, most Europeans lived i…
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Stonehenge - History, Meaning & Facts

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric sites …
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The Colosseum - Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind

The Colosseum or Coliseum , originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the …
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The Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa - Seven Wonders

Alexandria, Egypt, represented a melding of cultures in the late first century A.D. Traditions of Greece and Rome overlay the city, the cult of Christianity was gaining ground, and memories of ancien…
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The Great Wall of China - Seven Wonders

The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 6th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of th…
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The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing - Seven Wonders

The Porcelain Tower (or Porcelain Pagoda ) of Nanjing, also known as Baoensi (meaning " Temple of Gratitude "), is a historical archaeological site located on the south bank of the Yangtze…
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The Hagia Sophia - Seven Wonders of the Medieval Mind

Hagia Sophia is a former patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, now a museum, in Istanbul, Turkey. Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine, architecture. …
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa - Seven Wonders

The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply The Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa . It is situated behind the Cathedral and it is the t…
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