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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World…

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Occasional Paper)

by Diana Bentley

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This beautifully illustrated book describes the seven wonders of the ancient world. The technology of the various structures represents highly skilled artisans using the tools of their times. They are rightly described as “marvels.” The text includes some guesses as to how they were built.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195219139, Hardcover)

A delightful illustrated introduction to the greatest achievements of the ancient world and published in cooperation with the British Museum, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a fascinating look at the ancient technological marvels that continue to captivate children and adults today.
Each chapter focuses on a specific monument and contains a short history of the civilization that built it; how the monument was likely used; a description of its structure; how it has inspired great structures of our own age (e.g., I. M. Pei's Louvre pyramid); how the building was likely engineered; and its known or theorized fate. Artifacts and tools, period drawings and paintings, contemporary plans, and photographs of archaeologists at work round out this remarkable look at the most splendid and ambitious accomplishments from the greatest civilizations of the ancient world, which include:

· Pyramids at Giza in Egypt

· Statue of Zeus at Olympia in Greece

· Hanging Gardens of Babylon in Babylonia/Mesopotamia

· of Artemis at Ephesus in Greece

· Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Persia

· Colossus of Rhodes in Greece

· Lighthouse at Alexandria (Greece/Egypt)

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Describes the architectural achievements of the ancient world known as the Seven Wonders of the World: the Pyramids at Giza, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and the Colossus of Rhodes.… (more)

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