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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Peter A. Clayton

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Paperback Published: 1st March 1990
ISBN: 9780415050364
Number Of Pages: 178
For Ages: 18 years old

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The seven wonders of the ancient world have long been hotly debated, from the question of which great works comprise the seven, to whether some of them even existed. "The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" brings together several lively, detailed and engrossing discussions by noted authorities on each of the famed seven wonders.

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"The chapters in this book describe the seven wonders of the ancient world - the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Hanging Gardens at Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesos, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos (Lighthouse) at Alexandria. Their history, location, purpose, building and description are provided along with many illustrations and drawings. The last chapter gives a list of other monuments which could be considered wonders, and tells why the actual seven wonders of the ancient world were chosen. Recommended reading for all interested in history." -"Frankie's Bibliography "The essays on each Wonder are authoritative and readable. If you are interested in the canonical seven, this is the book for you." -"Archaeology, Jan/Feb 2000

About the Authors and Contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: The Seven Wondersp. xvi
The Great Pyramid of Gizap. 13
The Hanging Gardens of Babylonp. 38
The Statue of Zeus at Olympiap. 59
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesosp. 78
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassusp. 100
The Colossus of Rhodesp. 124
The Pharos at Alexandriap. 138
Epilogue: Some Forgotten Wondersp. 158
Appendixp. 169
Select Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780415050364
ISBN-10: 0415050367
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st March 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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