The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415050364
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/19/1990
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 443,384
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors and Contributors xiii
Acknowledgments xv
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
Appendix 169
Select Bibliography 171
Index 175
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2000

    Wonders of the ancient world

    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.

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