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Seven Wonders Ancient World

Author : Peter A. Clayton
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First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Author : Yona Z. McDonough
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Explore the most amazing wonders of the ancient world! More than 2,000 years ago, travelers wrote about the incredible sights they saw while on their journeys. They told tales of hanging gardens that were built for a Babylonian queen, and a colossal statue that guided ships through the harbor of Rhodes in Greece. These writers compiled a list of the very best of these sights that are now known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Author Yona Zeldis McDonough takes the readers on a trip to the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids in Egypt (the only Wonder still standing), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Colossus of Rhodes in ancient Greece, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Temple of Artemis, detailing the creativity and skill that these early civilizations possessed.

Seven Wonders Ancient World

Author : Peter A. Clayton
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First published in 1988. Can you name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? Did they even exist? The Pharos at Alexandria survived into the Middle Ages, but the Hanging Gardens of Babylon exist only in references by ancient authors and the Colossus of Rhodes if 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 fist time the archaeology and location of each Wonder.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Author : Peter A. Clayton
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Describes the seven wonders of the ancient world.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Discusses the seven wonders of the world, including the purpose they served, and how these magnificent structures were constructed without modern technology.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

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Describes the seven wonders of the ancient world, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus, the temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and the colossus of Rhodes.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Author : Dennis Fertig
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Take a tour of the world and explore the famous seven wonders of the ancient world. Find out who was behind all of these architectural feats and how each national treasure was used. From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Great Pyramid of Giza, get ready for an incredible journey!

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Author : Reg Cox
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Examines the amazing architectural achievements of the ancient world known as the Seven Wonders of the World, including the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Colossus of Rhodes.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Author : Erin Ash Sullivan
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"How many workers did it take to build the Great Pyramid? How did the Hanging Gardens of Babylon grow in the middle of the desert? Learn about seven amazing structures that were built without the help of modern technology"--Page 4 of cover.

The Seven Wonders of the World

Author : Theodore Alois Buckley
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Detailing each of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Theodore Alois Buckley's The Seven Wonders of the World and Their Associations provides particularly intricate information about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are regarded as the most legendary of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. While some historians believe the Gardens never actually existed, others believe they were built in the ancient city-state of Babylon near present-day Babil province in Iraq. Purportedly constructed by King Nebuchadnezzar II between 605 and 562 BC, the Gardens were created as a gift to his wife, Amytis of Media, who often longed for the sight and smell of native plants from her homeland. Ancient writers describe the Gardens as consisting of intricate systems of terraces and trellises that would hold an abundance of plants. Historians believe these terraces were the reason the Gardens were referred to as "hanging," as it would appear plants were suspended in midair or over rooftops. Historians also believe that the Gardens would have required servants to use a minimum of about 8,200 gallons (37,000 liters) of water each day to irrigate the greenery. The Hanging Gardens are thought to have been destroyed by earthquakes around the second century BC. And while this Wonder has been written about by several Greek and Roman historians, no definitive archaeological evidence concerning the whereabouts of the legendary gardens has been found.