Wonders, Architectural

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706. Wonders, Architectural

  1. Great Pyramid, the Cheops tomb, built 4,600 years ago, nearly 500 feet high, with bases 755 feet long. [Egypt. Arch.: Brewer Dictionary, 735]
  2. Great Wall of China runs for 1,400 miles along Chinas north and northwest borders. [Chin. Hist.: NCE, 538]
  3. Hagia Sophia supreme achievement of Byzantine architecture, noted for its great size and rising succession of domes. [Turkish Arch.: NCE, 1172]
  4. Leaning Tower of Pisa belltower has stood for eight centuries despite tilt. [Ital. Arch.: Brewer Dictionary, 539]
  5. Pagoda of Nanking , the unique octagonal stone structure, demolished c. 1860. [Chinese Arch.: EB 12:822]
  6. Stonehenge prehistoric group of huge standing stones arranged in a circle 300 feet in diameter. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2682]
  7. Temple of Artemis (Diana) in Ephesus, Asia Minor; one of the seven wonders of the world. [Gk. Arch.: Benét, 918]