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The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World

The Great Monuments and How They Were Built

by Chris Scarre

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Thames & Hudson .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Archaeology,
  • Architecture,
  • History of art: BCE to c 500 CE, ancient & classical world,
  • World history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Buildings,
  • Ancient Archaeology,
  • History,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • History: World,
  • Ancient - General,
  • History - General,
  • Ancient Architecture,
  • Architecture, Ancient

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsChristopher Scarre (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7653321M
    ISBN 100500050961
    ISBN 109780500050965

    The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World. Get this from a library! The seventy wonders of the ancient world: the great monuments and how they were built. [Christopher Scarre;] -- This profusely illustrated compendium celebrates the achievements of those ancient builders who created huge and impressive structures without the benefit of .

      The Seven Wonders of The Ancient World is one of the most complete and illustrative books that I have ever read on the subject. Each chapter explains in detail one of these seven ancient monuments, starting with it's history, location, purpose, building and description; and ending in how they came to be no more or the way the sites still stand in our by: Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The seventy wonders of the ancient world by Christopher Scarre, , Thames & Hudson edition, in EnglishCited by: 3.

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The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World by Chris Scarre Download PDF EPUB FB2

Packed with factfiles, diagrams, photographs, and newly commissioned perspective views, The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World provides a testament to the skill of the ancient engineers and architects who created lasting memorials--some for practical ends, others for prestige and propaganda--that have continued to impress successive generations through the ages/5(10).

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 /5(13).

This companion volume to The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World and The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World examines well-known structures worldwide.

Although the book is subtitled " Years of Extraordinary Feats of Engineering and Construction," most of the featured "wonders" date from the second half of the 20th century/5(12).

The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built. Abu Simbel, Angkor Wat, Petra: today we stand in awe before the great monuments of the past as we wonder who built them and for what purpose.4/5. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Colossus of Rhodes.

The Great Pyra-mid at Giza. For centuries these names have inspired wonder and mystery. They are but three of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Most of these masterpieces of human achievement have long since crumbled into by: 1. 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 /5. In addition to the tradional Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, coverage includes references to Babylon, Turkey, Greece, Rome, Persia, Western Europe monoliths, Great Wall Of China, Ethiopia's Aksum, Angkor Wat and Peru's Nazca Lines.

This is quite a collection which helps to bring the past alive. Terrific price, too/5(10). The seven wonders are the architectural and artistic monuments considered as perfect by the Greeks and the Romans. Six of the seven wonders of the ancient world were described by Philon of Byzance, a II century before Jesus Christ ingeneer, in a manuscript entitled "Péri tôn hépta théamatôn" (About the seven wonders of the world).

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Recommended By. Numerous educational institutions recommend us. Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. The seventy wonders of the ancient world: the great monuments and how they were builtPages:   Description The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World expands on the traditional Seven Wonders to incorporate an impressive number of marvels from around the globe, spanning the centuries from the first standing stones of the fifth millennium BC to the Great Temple of the Aztecs in the sixteenth century AD.4/5(65).

In addition to the tradional Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, coverage includes references to Babylon, Turkey, Greece, Rome, Persia, Western Europe monoliths, Great Wall Of China, Ethiopia's Aksum, Angkor Wat and Peru's Nazca Lines. This is quite a collection which helps to bring the past alive.

Terrific price, too. /5(4). This well-organized, informative and concise volume offers a clearly written collection of essays on the complete history of seventy of the world's most spectacular engineering and construction achievements of the past, from the fifth millennium B.

to the sixteenth century A. D., including the traditional list of the seven wonders of the ancient world/5(5). Great picture book about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Decent illustrations, but it does have one picture of 4 naked men running (representing the olympic games).

I desired a prettier and more colorful picture of the Hanging Gardens/5. Packed with factfiles, diagrams, photographs, and newly commissioned perspective views, The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World provides a testament to the skill of the ancient engineers and architects who created lasting memorials--some for practical ends, others for prestige and propaganda--that have continued to impress successive generations through the ages.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. Contents. The Seven Wonders-- tombs and cemeteries-- temples and shrines-- palaces, baths and arenas-- fortifications-- harbours, hydraulics and roads-- colossal statues and monoliths.

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Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. In addition to the tradional Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, coverage includes references to Babylon, Turkey, Greece, Rome, Persia, Western Europe monoliths, Great Wall Of China, Ethiopia's Aksum, Angkor Wat and Peru's Nazca Lines.

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Dozens of them appear in The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World, edited by Chris Scarre. The subtitle sums it up: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built.

This book features lush photos of the ruins as they look now, alongside thoughtful reconstructions of how they appeared in their prime and how they were constructed.

This companion volume to The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World and The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World examines well-known structures worldwide.

Although the book is subtitled " Years of Extraordinary Feats of Engineering and Construction," most of the featured "wonders" date from the second half of the 20th : Neil Parkyn. A map of the ancient Hellenistic world is provided. A diagram shows the relative sizes of the wonders to one another and to modern structures.

Meticulous, flat line work and a limited color palette of ochre, blue, and magenta create an austere visual impression/5(7).