REMARKABLE WORKS OF HUMAN
NINEVEH was 14 miles long, 8 miles wide, and 46 miles
round, with a wall 100 feet high, and thick enough for three chariots
Babylon was 50 miles within the walls, which were 75
feet thick, and 100 high, with 100 brazen gates.
The temple of Diana, at Ephesus, was 420 feet to the
support of the roof. It was 100 years in building.
The largest of the pyramids was 481 feet in height, and
953 on the sides. The base covers 11 acres. The stones are about 60 feet
in length, and the layers are 208. It employed 320,000 men in the building.
The labyrinth in Egypt contains 300 chambers and 12 halls.
Thebes, in Egypt, presents ruins 27 miles round, and 100 gates. Carthage
was 29 miles round. Athens was 25 miles round, and contained 350,000 citizens,
and 400,000 slaves. The temple of Delphes was so rich in donations, that
it was plundered of £10,000,000, and Nero carried away from it 200
statues. The walls of Rome were 13 miles round.