Oxford University Press, 2001. — 38 p.A delightful illustrated introduction to the greatest achievements of the ancient world and published in cooperation with the British Museum, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a fascinating look at the ancient technological marvels that continue to captivate children and adults today. Each chapter focuses on a specific monument and contains a short history of the civilization that built it; how the monument was likely used; a description of its structure; how it has inspired great structures of our own age (e.g., I. M. Pei's Louvre pyramid); how the building was likely engineered; and its known or theorized fate. Artifacts and tools, period drawings and paintings, contemporary plans, and photographs of archaeologists at work round out this remarkable look at the most splendid and ambitious accomplishments from the greatest civilizations of the ancient world, which include: Pyramids at Giza in Egypt Statue of Zeus at Olympia in Greece Hanging Gardens of Babylon in Babylonia/Mesopotamia Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Greece Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Persia Colossus of Rhodes in Greece Lighthouse at Alexandria (Greece/Egypt)
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