The Great Pyramid of Giza

One of the oldest, probably the oldest ancient wonders in the world is surprisingly still standing today. Some wonders which may have been twice as young have not survived. The Great Pyramid was built as a tomb for the pharaoh Khufu, who lived around 2589 and 2566 B.C.E. So the birth of Jesus is closer […]

The Mausoleum At Halicarnassus

The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the greatest tombs of all time. A mausoleum is a great tomb, named after King Mausolus of Caria, who was buried in the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Yes, we got a word from this tomb: mausoleum. A mausoleum only originally meant “dedicated to Mausolus”. When Mausolus ascended to the […]

Colossus of Rhodes

When Alexander died in 323 B.C.E., the massive Macedonian empire collapsed as generals fought to seize the land. Rhodes had to pick a side. They chose to support Ptolemy, a friend of Alexander’s who controlled Egypt. Another general’s son named Demetrius set out to Rhodes to punish them for supporting Ptolemy. Ptolemy eventually came to […]

Statue of Zeus

This week, I am going to write about another wonder in my book(Ancient Wonders of the World by Justin Pollard), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Arguably the greatest Greek sculptor of all time, Phidias, was the sculptor of this wonder. Phidias was born an Athenian and was widely recognized after making many statues in […]

The Roman Colosseum

Recently I have been reading “Wonders of the Ancient World” by Justin Pollard. So I thought I would write about the Roman Colosseum, or by its original name the Flavian Amphitheatre. Yes, it wasn’t until the 2nd century C.E. until it was known as the Colosseum(it was built and completed in the 1st century C.E.). […]

Great Galveston Hurricane Poem

In science, I had an assignment that we had to make  a creative work describing a natural disaster. I wrote a poem about the Great Galveston Hurricane in 1900, which devastated the city: Hurricane Galveston the Great   Wind filled with joy and despair a nice cooling ocean breeze to winds up to 140 mph […]

Alphabet

ABCDEFGHIL… Wait, where’s j and k? This is the Latin alphabet, no j’s or k’s or w’s allowed, you get the idea.  Language Evolution added the j the k the w, but while over half the words in the English language come from Latin, its not considered a romance language. The y and the z are […]

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