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Seven Wonders of the Ancient World / Edition 1
     

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World / Edition 1

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by Peter A Clayton
 

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ISBN-10: 0415050367

ISBN-13: 2900415050363

Pub. Date: 04/19/1990

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Pharos at Alexandria survived into the Middle Ages, but the Hanging Gardens of Babylon exist only in a few references by ancient authors, and the Colossus of Rhodes is too improbable to have existed in the form and place traditionally ascribed to it. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World sets the record straight, with an attractive account of each Wonder in the

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The Pharos at Alexandria survived into the Middle Ages, but the Hanging Gardens of Babylon exist only in a few references by ancient authors, and the Colossus of Rhodes is too improbable to have existed in the form and place traditionally ascribed to it. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World sets the record straight, with an attractive account of each Wonder in the context in which it was built. The authors combine ancient sources with the results of modern scholarship and excavations to recreate a vivid picture of the Seven Wonders. All experts in their specialist fields, the contributors bring together facts and background that are remarkably difficult to find from any other single source and establish for the first time the archaeology and location of each Wonder.

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ISBN-13:
2900415050363
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/19/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
196

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Table of Contents

About the Authors and Contributorsxiii
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introduction: The Seven Wondersxvi
1The Great Pyramid of Giza13
2The Hanging Gardens of Babylon38
3The Statue of Zeus at Olympia59
4The Temple of Artemis at Ephesos78
5The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus100
6The Colossus of Rhodes124
7The Pharos at Alexandria138
Epilogue: Some Forgotten Wonders158
Appendix169
Select Bibliography171
Index175

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In all it's a good book. It states each of the wonders in individual chapters, the author states opinions, I suppose from people who have studied these mysteries, on what may have happened to the wonders, what they may have loked like, etc. and also gives written evidence (?) from ancient writers & historians. Has several black & white photos, not quite enough of them for my taste, but still a very good well written book. If you like true life mysteries and ancient history, like I do, I recommend this book.