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Arts 111 Week 4 Midterm paper

The second piece was an eight sided tower that had a

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and rectangular shaped box used as the base. The second piece was an eight sided tower that had a cylinder that stretched up to an open dome on top of it. It consisted of three floors the first one was square the second was octagonal and the third was cylindrical. You could see ships one hundred miles away because it stood about four hundred and forty feet tall. There were also bronze tritons on the angles that were used as mirrors to reflect the light of the fire during the night. It was located on the Island of Pharos and built between 285-247 BC. The Lighthouse of Alexandria was considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world because it was unique due to its height and large build. It endured strong winds and harsh waves of the sea and is therefore a symbol of the Egyptians use of technical expertise during that time. It was also one of the first lighthouses ever to be built. It was destroyed by a series of natural disasters but mostly an earthquake around 1303 AD. In conclusion these four wonders of the ancient world are all important to our history and show the great lengths people went to in order to make their family happy, show appreciation, ensure the safety of travelers, and honor their gods. These monuments that were created took years to build and were no small task to complete.
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It took a lot of dedication and inspiration and shows just how intellectual they were for their time. Most of these were also built by the Greeks and were over a great period of time. They were also important because of their size and unusual quality including the amount of detail put into the works. There are more lists of great wonders of the world but the ancient list was the first to be created. Works Cited Agon, Julie Vosburg. "Why in the World?" National Geographic World, April, 1998. "The Lighthouse of Alexandria." World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia. 1998. Silverberg, Robert. "The Seven Wonders Of the Ancient World" London: Crowell-0 Collier Press, 1961. Clayton, Peter and Price, Martin: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Routledge, 1988), pp. 162–163.
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