The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

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This is not only the most popular wonder, it is also the one that has provoked the most interest and disputes as to its very existence. An ancient historian, Herodotus, from 450 BC, wrote about Babylon and the awe that it put into the people that had the good luck to see it; this is a quote by him: “In addition to its size, Babylon surpasses in splendor any city in the known world,” he then goes on to describe the walls of the city, he claimed that the walls of Babylon were wide enough to allow a four-horse chariot …

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7 Wonders Of The Ancient World: Explained

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Inspired by religion, mythology, and even art, many of the ancient civilizations took on these seven imposingly magnificent projects between the years 2700 BC to 270 BC. However, only the ancient Egyptian Pyramids at Giza has survived the test of time. Earthquakes, conquests, fires and the ravages of time are perhaps the main reasons why the other ancient monuments do not exist today. The ancient Romans and Greeks are said to have originally initiated making the ‘7 wonders list’, maybe as a kind of ancient travel guide. Who knows? Over time, this inventory was modified and monuments were added and …

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Everything To Know About The Original Seven Wonders of the World

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The first mention of the “Seven Wonders” was made by Herodotus between 484 and 425 BC. The renowned architect Callimachus of Cyrene made references to the wonders at the Museum of Alexandria during the period 305-240 BC. The seven ancient wonders of the world accepted by historians are as follows: The Great Pyramid of Giza Hanging Gardens of Babylon Statue of Zeus at Olympia The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus Mausoleum of Mausolus Colossus of Rhodes Lighthouse of Alexandria The Great Pyramid of Giza From the original seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only …

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Seven Wonders of the World: New & Old

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The most remarkable or amazing creations by mankind are included in the list of seven wonders of the world. The number 7 is said to symbolize perfection and hence is used to list the wonders. Let us have a look at each of these ancient and modern wonders. Seven Wonders of the World The seven wonders of the ancient times, due to destruction are no longer available for people to see. Thus, the need to find out new wonder may have arisen. The information about both ancient and new seven wonders of the world is provided in the paragraphs below. Seven Ancient …

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Russian Revolution Facts

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The term Russian revolution is used to refer to a series of revolutions which were initiated in Russia against the Tsarist autocracy in 1917. The historical significance of the Russian revolution of 1917 was that it paved the way for the creation of a separate nation of the Soviet Union. Though we refer to the revolutions in 1917 as the Russian revolution, in broad sense, the term is also used to refer to the revolution of 1905 and the third Russian revolution in 1918. The Russian revolution of 1905 was against Nicholas II, while the third Russian revolution was against the Bolsheviks. …

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History and Timeline of Russian Czars

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Czar (also spelled as tsar) literally means an emperor or a male monarch. It was the imperial title of Russian rulers, who ruled Russia from 16th century until the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. It is derived from the Latin word Caesar that was the title of Roman emperors. Czar also means a person having great power. The Russian czars were the rulers of Russia, whose reign began with Ivan the Terrible and ended with Nicholas II. They ruled for nearly 350 years. Here is a brief history and timeline of the Russian czars. History of Russian Czars Ivan IV (popularly known as Ivan the …

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History of the War of 1812

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The War of 1812 started on June 18, 1812 and lasted for about three years, ending on March 23, 1815. The war was initiated by the United States of America and was fought against the British Empire and the Canadian Provincial Army. There were also many tribes who joined in and supported the British. Causes of the War of 1812 There are multiple causes for the outbreak of the War of 1812. The first and the most primary reason was the presence and interference of the British in the North American continent. Following the events of American revolution, also known as the American …

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Dominican Republic History: Discovery and Colonialism

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The Dominican Republic shares the island of the Hispaniola along with the Republic of Haiti. Its close neighbors are Puerto Rico on the east, Jamaica and Cuba on the distaff west and Venezuela on the south for which it is a maritime boundary. The capital of Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo. This primarily Spanish speaking country has seen a much checkered history, full of violence and turmoil in its years of existence. The following are the prime events that occurred in the history of this land. The Discovery by Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus was the first outsider to reach the …

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