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Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Read æ 104 The Hanging Gardens of Babylon the Statue of Zeus at Olympia the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus The Colossus of Rhodes and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World describes you guessed it the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Great Pyramid of Giza Hanging Gardens of Babylon Statue of Zeus at Olympia Temple of Artemis at Ephesos Mausoleum at Halicarnassus Colossus of Rhodes and Pharos Lighthouse at Alexandria The epilogue discusses other wonders left off this exclusive listEach wonder has its own chapter Clayton discusses in great detail the history leading up the construction and what has happened since A variety of sources are consulted and compared against one another from ancient authors such as Pliny the Elder s Natural History to modern day researchers and excavators Note some histories are definitive others just theories Clayton distinguishes as neededArchitecture takes up a significant portion of each chapter Specific dimensions are listed down to the meter and decorations are described in vivid detailSupplemental illustrations and photographs are included throughout each chapter to give a better idea of what these structures looked like At least to some peoples imaginations some we have no idea what they looked like besides ancient drawings and engravings For example there is little evidence to suggest that they existed at all much less in BabylonThis book would serve better as a reference than a pleasure read even for non fiction fans A writer reconstructing the ancient city of Alexandria could easily use this to help their imagery A researcher can use the book itself or its selected bibliography to find sourcesOverall the book was uite bland read factual well researched and well organized

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Read æ 104 The seven wonders of the ancient world have long been hotly debated from the uestion of which great works comprise the seven to whether some of them even existed The Seven Wonders o. A charming popular history of the seven wonders of the ancient world Each chapter is written by a different author an expert in their field to tackle each of the wonders But the text is very accessible and lucid clearly written for the intelligibility and engagement with a general audience Some chapters are better than others Finkel undoubtedly has the most difficult task since as of yet we lack solid evidence that the Hanging Gardens of Babylon even existed but that is not his fault Since this is a short book covering several topics you may surmise that what we get is merely an overview of each wonder in uestion However it s a fun read and designed to be merely the hook to further study A caveat is that originally published in 1988 the book may be a little outdated by now as new discoveries are coming to light7 out of 10

Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Read æ 104 F the Ancient World brings together several lively detailed and engrossing discussions by noted authorities on each of the famed seven wonders these being the Great Pyramid of Egypt. 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 true architectural wonders Each of the seven is given its own chapter to fully describe the structure and its history I was shocked to read that the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was found over 1800 years after its construction in fairly good shape but was destroyed on purpose Another oddity was that the Colossus of Rhodes lay where it fell for almost 900 years without anyone ever repairing it Imagine the Statue of Liberty lying broken in New York for nine centuries and you have a good example for the Colossus which was similar in size and structure The Seven Wonders is not just the story of seven things but the story of mankind


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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton Peter A. Clayton È 4 characters (Read) [The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World] The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Peter A Clayton Martin PriceThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have long been hotly debated from the uestion 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 engrossing discu

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    Summary The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Read) [The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World] Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton A charming popular history of the seven wonders of the ancient world Each chapter is written by a different author an expert in their field to

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    Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton Peter A. Clayton È 4 characters (Read) [The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World] The seeds for the list of the Seven Wonders were sown in the middle of the fifth century BC in the Histories of Herodotus often called the father of history He was born about 484 BC in the city of Halicarnassus modern Bodrum on the south west coast of Turkey and he devoted his life to describing the clash of the

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    Summary The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Peter A. Clayton È 4 characters Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton 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 true architectural wonders Each of the seven is given its own chapter to fully describe the structure and its history I was shocked to rea

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    Summary The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton Peter A. Clayton È 4 characters A decent short intro to the ancient seven wonders The seven chapters are written by six different authors so as is usual in such compendiums the writing style varies uite a bit from tediously academic to very en

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    (Read) [The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World] Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton Summary The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World A good mostly readable review of the seven wornders of the ancient world With an introduction about how the seven were likely chosen and then a chapter devoted to each wonder the book is a uick read All of the chapters were

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    (Read) [The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World] The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World describes you guessed it the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Great Pyramid of Giza Hanging

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    Summary The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Peter A. Clayton È 4 characters (Read) [The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World] Fortuitously just after having been asked to review Stephanie Dalley's The Mystery of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon Oxfo

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    Peter A. Clayton È 4 characters Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook È Peter A. Clayton Summary The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World I've always been fascinated by the Seven Wonders this little book gives you a great deal of information about each one Great reconstructions since all but one are gone so you can envision what the Colussus of Rhodes or the great statu

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    (Read) [The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World] I love this book This is the second time I've read it and it just makes me want to go out and do research on the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World It also makes me itch to travel to see the ones that are still in exsistence in some for

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  • Hardcover
  • 176
  • The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Peter A. Clayton
  • English
  • 13 July 2020
  • 9780880293938