The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Peter Arthur Clayton, Martin Jessop Price
Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated, 1988 - History - 176 pages
The Pharos at Alexandria survived into the Middle Ages, but the Hanging Gardens of Babylon exist only in a few references by ancient authors, and the Colossus of Rhodes is too improbable to have existed in the form and place traditionally ascribed to it. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World sets the record straight, with an attractive account of each Wonder in the context in which it was built. The authors combine ancient sources with the results of modern scholarship and excavations to recreate a vivid picture of the Seven Wonders. All experts in their specialist fields, the contributors bring together facts and background that are remarkably difficult to find from any other single source and establish for the first time the archaeology and location of each Wonder. Book jacket.
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The Seven Wonders is a great book to introduce anyone to the wonders of the ancient world. I have always been fascinated with history and the technologies of the ancients. This book brings together ... Read full review