Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World The Great Monuments and How They Were Built

ISBN-10: 0500050961

ISBN-13: 9780500050965

Edition: 1999

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How were the ancient wonders of the world built? This text examines spectacular feats of engineering and celebrates the achievements of the builders who worked without the aid of modern technology.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.476
Language: English

List of Contributors
Preface
World Map
Introduction: Memorials of Power
The Seven Wonders
The Pyramids of Giza
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Pharos of Alexandria
Tombs and Cemeteries
The Megalithic Tomb of Newgrange
The Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae
The Valley of the Kings: the Tomb of Seti I
The Etruscan Cemetery of Cerveteri
Mount Li: the Tomb of China's First Emperor
The Nabataean Royal Tombs at Petra
The Moche Pyramids
The Tomb of Emperor Nintoku, Japan
The Tomb of Pakal, Palenque
The Temple-Mausoleum of Angkor Wat
Temples and Shrines
Ggantija and the Maltese Temples
Stonehenge
The Ziggurrat of Ur
The Temples of Karnak
The Great Temple of Abu Simbel
The Cult Centre of Chavin de Huantar
The Parthenon at Athens
The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan
The Great Stupa of Sanchi
The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta
The Pantheon at Rome
The Earthworks of Newark, Ohio
The Buddhist Monastery at Paharpur
The Buddhist Shrine of Borobudur
Monk's Mound, Cahokia
The Mud Mosques of Timbuktu
The Great Temple of the Aztecs
Palaces, Baths and Arenas
The Minoan Palace of Knossos
The Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh
The Palace of Persepolis
The Colosseum at Rome
Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli
The Baths of Caracalla, Rome
The Palace and Pleasure Gardens of Sigiriya
The Arch of Ctesiphon
The Royal Compounds of Chan Chan
Great Zimbabwe
Fortifications
Mycenae and Tiryns
The Fortresses of Van
The Walls of Babylon
Maiden Castle
The Circuit Walls of Syracuse
The Great Wall of China
Masada
The Temple-Fortress of Sacsawaman
Harbours, Hydraulics and Roads
The Great Bath of Mohenjo-daro
The Marib Dam of Southern Arabia
Chinese Canals
Roman Aqueducts
Roman Roads
The Harbour at Caesarea
The Chaco Road System, New Mexico
Inca Roads and Bridges
Colossal Statues and Monoliths
The Grand Menhir Brise, Brittany
The Great Sphinx at Giza
Egyptian Obelisks
The Colossi of Western Thebes
The Colossal Stone Heads of the Olmec
The Nazca Lines, Drawings in the Desert
La Turbie: the Trophy of the Alps
The Giant Stelae of Aksum
The Colossal Buddha of Bamiyan
The Easter Island Statues
Further Reading
Sources of Illustrations
Index
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