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  Cyclops - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cyclopes were said to have built the "cyclopean" fortifications at Tiryns and Mycenae in the Peloponnese.
Given the paucity of experience that the locals likely had with living elephants, they were unlikely to recognize the skull for what it actually was.
After the "Dark Age" Hellenes looked with awe at the vast dressed blocks, known as Cyclopean structures that had been used in Mycenaean masonry, at sites like Mycenae and Tiryns or on Cyprus, he then concluded that only the Cyclopes had the combination of skill and strength to build in such a monumental fashion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cyclops   (1288 words)

Tarragona is one of the most ancient cities of Spain, probably of Iberian origin, as its coins and Cyclopean walls indicate.
The chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, the organ, built by the cura of Tivisa, Don Jaime Amigó, the stained glass, etc. date from the sixteenth century.
Among the buildings worthy of mention are the Churches of San Pablo and Santa Tecla, the convent of the Poor Clares, near the walls, that of Santa Teresa, and the church of the Capuchins, the parish church of the port.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14459a.htm   (1735 words)

 Fishpond 'Ohana Restoration - Maui: The First Wave
We know this wall is much older than the other ponds just south and that these walls have withstood the rigors of time much better indicating the workmanship was more exact.
History shows these ponds, walls and other great works of stone were done during the time of peace prior to 500 A.D. Kamakau, A. Fornander, T. Thrum and other historians tell us these works of stone were done by ka po'e kahiko.
The construction of the wall took many hundreds of men, many who had worked on the rock walls of the great heiaus near Hana and across the island.
www.formaui.org /3wave2-1.htm   (3234 words)

 Phoenicians, Phoenix legend, history
In each of the two side walls there were three rows of windows.
The doorways and windows had rectangular frames, and the three rows of windows in each wall faced the opposite rows.
Around the sixth century earthquakes destroyed Beirut and its law school and damaged the great temples in Baalbek.
www.lgic.org /en/phoenicians.php   (1387 words)

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