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  • On the eastern side of the city was a second wall, surrounding the royal palace, and another protecting the central ziggurat, a steep pyramid containing the temple to Bel-Marduk, chief god of Babylon.

    Alexander the Great

  • Neither heat nor light had yet penetrated the tent's interior, but by the harsh glow of the Coleman, Anna noted two scratches running from Nims's temple to the middle of his cheek where a tree or something had scraped his face.


  • The Romans, to honor Volumnia, and those who had gone with her to the Volscian camp, built a temple to "Woman's Fortune," on the spot where Coriolanus had yielded to his mother's entreaties.

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  • The largest city in the area was Perge, famous for its temple to Artemis centered around a cult object that was probably a large meteorite.

    Alexander the Great

  • He commanded that all music in the city cease and the temple to Asclepius, the god of healing, in Ecbatana be burned to the ground.

    Alexander the Great

  • When Appius Claudius the Blind inaugurated the temple to get Bellona on his side during the Etruscan and Samnite wars, he put a statue of her in the building; both were handsome and well kept up, painted in vivid colors regularly revitalized.

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  • Mr. Kannan explained the uniqueness and the history of the ancient temple to the visiting delegation.

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  • It was a maze of sloping walls and stone towers, gardens of gemlike green and ornaments of brass dazzling in the morning sun—white stone and gilded spoons on which monks hurled themselves from temple to temple.

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  • He was bald as an egg, except for a thin graying fringe that ran from temple to shouldertop.

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  • Alexander wanted to visit the newly completed temple to Athena in Priene, designed by Pythius himself, architect of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

    Alexander the Great


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