The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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by Peter A Clayton, Peter Clayton, Martin Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415050367

ISBN-13: 9780415050364

Pub. Date: 04/19/1990

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sets each of the seven wonders in their historical context, bringing together materials from ancient sources and the results of modern excavations to suggest why particular places and objects have been seen as the touchstone for human achievement.  See more details below

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Sets each of the seven wonders in their historical context, bringing together materials from ancient sources and the results of modern excavations to suggest why particular places and objects have been seen as the touchstone for human achievement.

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ISBN-13:
9780415050364
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/19/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
774,127
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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.