Wonders, Architectural

Wonders, Architectural

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