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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 15 15 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 8 8 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 7 7 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 3 3 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 3 3 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, A book of American explorers 3 3 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 2 2 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 2 2 Browse Search
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill) 1 1 Browse Search
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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVII., CHAPTER I. (search)
s, and in general are more exact. Some idea of the immense labour required may be obtained from considerations such as follow:— The base and height being given, we find for the solid contents— cubic yards. 1. of the great pyramid2,864,000 2. of Chephren2,056,000 3. of Mycerinus211,000 So that if a wall of (three metres) about 9 1/4 feet in height, and a foot ii thickness, were built with the materials of these pyramids, we should have a wall— miles. 1. from the great pyramid in length1626 2. from Chephren or Cheops1167 3. from Mycerinus117 The stones, therefore, of the three pyramids would form such a wall 2910 miles in length, or one sufficient to reach from Alexandreia to the coast of Guinea. Letronne. Three of them are considerable. Two of these are reckoned among the seven wonders [of the world]. They are a stadium in height, and of a quadrangular shape. Their height somewhat exceeds the length of each of the sides.This is a palpable error, and greater than that of He<