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7th Wonder

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7TH WONDER (R3x32) 3C set Andrew Hodgson Forty Years On

1- 8 1s cross and cast then dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s dance pass and turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, pass and turn with 2nd corners ending in 2nd place own sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance chase ½ way clockwise then turn partners RH 1½ times
25-32 1s+2s set and link, 3s+2s set and link

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria, was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 280 and 247 BC. It was the seventh of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Lighthouse was one of the tallest man-made structures in the world for many centuries, standing between 120 and 137 m (394 and 449 ft) tall. The last of its stones were removed in 1480.

The seventh of the seven wonders of the ancient world
The 7th Wonder Of The Ancient World - Mosaic Of The Lighthouse Of Alexandria

The deviser actually named the dance after a more modern concept, the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, on the assumption that Table Mountain, South Africa, is one of these though the usual list does not include it.

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Text from this original Lighthouse Of Alexandria article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Qasr Libya Museum (Qasr Libya Museum) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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