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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.
|About the Authors and Contributors||xiii|
|Introduction: The Seven Wonders||xvi|
|1||The Great Pyramid of Giza||13|
|2||The Hanging Gardens of Babylon||38|
|3||The Statue of Zeus at Olympia||59|
|4||The Temple of Artemis at Ephesos||78|
|5||The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus||100|
|6||The Colossus of Rhodes||124|
|7||The Pharos at Alexandria||138|
|Epilogue: Some Forgotten Wonders||158|
Posted August 19, 2000
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.