Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Paul Jordan, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

3.0 1
by Paul Jordan
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and cultural factors involved in the creation and listing of the Wonders?

Overview

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and cultural factors involved in the creation and listing of the Wonders?


The Seven Wonders still rival many of the phenomenal products of both nature and mankind in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of them no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by human intervention.


From the Pyramids at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes, from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, from the Temple of Ephesus to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have never ceased to fascinate down the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317868842
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Jordan's previous books include Egypt, Riddles of the Sphinx, Early Man, Neanderthal and The Atlantis Syndrome.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >