Seven Wonders of the Ancient World [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317868842
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Introductions 1
Ch. 2 Colossus 19
Ch. 3 Lighthouse 37
Ch. 4 Mausoleum 53
Ch. 5 God 69
Ch. 6 Temple 89
Ch. 7 Gardens 107
Ch. 8 Tombs 121
Ch. 9 Aftermaths 139
Further Reading 155
Index 157
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  • Posted January 29, 2011

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    I am not sure how I got this. I don't remember ordering it. But, I think it is pretty good. I did not even think about wonders of the Ancient World until I got this book. I hadn't heard of two of the places. Each of the seven wonders is like a short story too, bonus. Glad I got it.

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