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Trivia Tuesday: Wonderful

Trivia Tuesday: Wonderful

Everyone has heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, but how many can name them all?

  1. The Colossus of Rhodes (Rhodes, Greece)
  2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Iraq, exact location unknown, thought to be Hillah or Nineveh)
  3. The Great Pyramid of Giza (Giza Necropolis, Egypt)
  4. The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt)
  5. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (near the modern town of Selçuk, Turkey)
  6. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia (Olympia, Greece)
  7. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Bodrum, Turkey)

There are some contestants for Eighth Wonder of the World, several of which are constructions often thought to already be on the otherwise decidedly Mediterranean list. In order of age, oldest to newest:

  •  Stonehenge (Wiltshire, England)
  •  The Great Wall of China
  •  The Banaue Rice Terraces (Banaue, Philippines)
  •  The Obelisk of Axum (Axum, Ethiopia)
  •  Sigiriya (Matale District, Sri Lanka)
  •  Angkor Wat (Angkor, Cambodia)
  •  The Church of St. George (Lalibela, Ethiopia)
  •  Moai (Easter Island, Chile)
  •  Machu Picchu (Cusco Region, Peru)
  •  The Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

Check out these and other fascinating excavations of the past in the library’s archaeology section!

August 20, 20130 comments
LIBRARY CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 FOR THANKSGIVING

LIBRARY CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 FOR THANKSGIVING

The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. All three locations will re-open on Saturday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m. We here at the library are thankful for your continued patronage and support. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 20120 comments