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Seven Wonders of the World

(i) Of Antiquity.

The Pyramids first, which in Egypt were laid; Then Babylon's Gardens for Amytis made; Third, Mausolus's Tomb of affection and guilt; Fourth, the Temple of Dian, in Ephesus built; Fifth, Colossos of Rhodes, cast-in brass, to the sun, Sixth, Jupiter's Statue, by Phidias done; The Pharos of Egypt, last wonder of old, Or the Palace of Cyrus, cemented with gold. E.C.B.

(ii) Of the Middle Ages.

(1) The Coliseum of Rome.

(2) The Catacombs of Alexandria.

(3) The Great Wall of China.

(4) Stonehenge.

(5) The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

(6) The Porcelain Tower of Nankin.

(7) The Mosque of St. Sophia at Constantinople.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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