In his book entitled Travel in The Ancient World, Lionel Casson writes: "Sometime in the third century B.C., an unknown scholar who probably lived in Alexandria worked up a list of seven wonders of the world. They were not tourist meccas in any sense, but they give a good idea of what ancients considered noteworthy. All were works of man, not nature, and most were of considerable age...." He then cites these seven wonders: The Pyramids in Egypt, the Hanging Gardens at Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse at Alexandria, and

The Mausoleum

Higgledy-Piggledy
Tomb of Mausōlus, a
Wonderous sepulcher
Built by his queen,
One of the fabled, the
Halicarnassian
Stop was a must on the
Ancient world scene.

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