The Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldBook - 2002
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 likelyengineered; 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, whichinclude: DT Pyramids at Giza in Egypt DT Statue of Zeus at Olympia in Greece DT Hanging Gardens of Babylon in Babylonia/MesopotamiaDT Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Greece DT Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in Persia DT Colossus of Rhodes in Greece DT Lighthouse at Alexandria (Greece/Egypt)
Publisher: [New York] : Oxford University Press, .
Branch Call Number: j 930.09 BENTLEY
Characteristics: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.