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    DescriptionThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and cultural factors involved in the creation and listing of the Wonders? The Seven Wonders still rival many of the phenomenal products of both nature and mankind in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of them no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by human intervention. From the Pyramids at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes, from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, from the Temple of Ephesus to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have never ceased to fascinate down the ages.


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    Title
    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Jordan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780582771871
    ISBN 10: 0582771870
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: AMN
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMGD, JFH
    DC21: 930.1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ARC005000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 722
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC, AMN, AMG, JBG
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    LONGMAN
    Publication date
    04 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Jordan's previous books include Egypt, Riddles of the Sphinx, Early Man, Neanderthal and The Atlantis Syndrome.
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    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of imaginings and mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and cultural factors involved in the creation and listing of the Wonders? The Seven Wonders still rival many of the phenomenal products of both nature and mankind in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of them no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by human intervention.From the Pyramids at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes, from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, from the Temple of Ephesus to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have never ceased to fascinate down the ages.