The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World


By (author) Peter A. Clayton, By (author) Martin J. Price


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 214mm x 12mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1990
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415050367
  • ISBN 13: 9780415050364
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: illus. 89 plates
  • Sales rank: 948,960

Product description

Sets each of the seven wonders in their historical context, bringing together materials from ancient sources and the results of modern excavations to suggest why particular places and objects have been seen as the touchstone for human achievement.

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Review quote

"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) at Alexandria. Their history, location, purpose, building and description are provided along with many illustrations and drawings. The last chapter gives a list of other monuments which could be considered wonders, and tells why the actual seven wonders of the ancient world were chosen. Recommended reading for all interested in history."-"Frankie's Bibliography "The essays on each Wonder are authoritative and readable. If you are interested in the canonical seven, this is the book for you."-"Archaeology, Jan/Feb 2000

Back cover copy

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World sets the record straight, with an attractive account of each Wonder in the context in which it was built. The Authors combine ancient source with the results to modern scholarship and excavations to recreate a vivid picture of the Seven Wonders