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1) obelisk. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Among the ancient Egyptians these monoliths were commonly of red granite from Syene and were dedicated to the sun god. They were placed in pairs before the temples,...

2) Washington Monument. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Washington Monument, obelisk-shaped tower, 555 ft 51/9 in. (169.3 m) high, located on a 106-acre (43-hectare) site at the west end of the Mall, Washington, D.C.;...

3) Baker, Sir Benjamin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sir Benjamin, 1840-1907, English civil engineer. He helped build London's underground railway, Tower Bridge, and the Blackwall Tunnel, and with Sir John Fowler he...

4) Cleopatra's Needles. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Cleopatra s Needles, name in popular use for two obelisks of red granite from Egypt. Originally erected at Heliopolis (c.1475 B.C.) by Thutmose III, they were transported...

5) Jehu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jehu murdered King Jehoram of Israel and King Ahaziah of Judah and the rest of the house of Ahab. Jehu's rapid chariot driving has become proverbial. To receive protection...

6) Kircher, Athanasius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...German Jesuit archaeologist, mathematician, biologist, philologist, astronomer, musicologist, and physicist. One of the world's great polymaths, he knew Hebrew, Aramaic,...

7) Shalmaneser I. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Benhadad and Ahab, king of Israel, at Karkar (Kirharaseth) on the Orontes. His victory was probably indecisive, since he failed to reach Damascus or fight his other...

8) organ. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Early OrgansKtesibios of Alexandria, in the 3d cent. B.C., invented the hydraulis, in which water pressure was used to stabilize the wind supply. The pipes were arranged...

9) Calah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Nineveh and therefore S of present Mosul, Iraq. Known as Calah in the Bible, it is the same as the ancient Nimrud, named after a legendary Assyrian hunting hero....

10) Fontana, Domenico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sistine Chapel in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore for Cardinal Peretti. When his patron was made pope (Sixtus V), Fontana played a leading part in the great rebuilding...

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