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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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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