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Nineveh was 15 miles long, 8 wide, and 50 milea round, with a wall of lOOflbigh, and tbiok enojigh for three chariots abreast, Babylon was 50 milea within the walls, which were 87 feet thiok, and 350 feet high, with 100 brazen gates. The Temple of Diana at Ephesus was 420 feet to the supports of the roof. It was 100 years m building. The largest of the pyramids is 461 feet high, and 653 on its Bides ; its base oovera 11 acres. The stones are about 30 feet m length, and the layers are 380. It employed 830,000 men m building. The labyrinth m Egypt contains 800 chambers and 250 halla. Thebes, m Egypt, presents ruins 27 miles round. Athena was 2§ miles round, and contained 850,000 citizens, and 400,000 slaves. The Temple of Pelphos was so rioh m donations that it was plundered of £100,000. and Nero oarried away 900 statues, The walla p! Borne were 19 milea round.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2071, 23 February 1889

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2071, 23 February 1889

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