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The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World : The Great Monuments and How They Were Built
by Chris Scarre


Overview - Expanding upon the theme of the traditional Seven Wonders, this authoritative and profusely illustrated compendium celebrates the achievements of those ancient builders who created huge and impressive structures without the benefit of modern technology.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Expanding upon the theme of the traditional Seven Wonders, this authoritative and profusely illustrated compendium celebrates the achievements of those ancient builders who created huge and impressive structures without the benefit of modern technology. 350 illustrations, 100 in color.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780500050965
  • ISBN-10: 0500050961
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publish Date: October 1999
  • Page Count: 304


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Books > Social Science > Archaeology
Books > History > Ancient - General
Books > Architecture > History - General

 
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It's a wonderful life

Okay, usually we list only seven, but that's because we used to be ignorant. Not anymore. The ancient world - which includes every continent - boasted many noteworthy sites and accomplishments. Dozens of them appear in The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World, edited by Chris Scarre. The subtitle sums it up: The Great Monuments and How They Were Built. This book features lush photos of the ruins as they look now, alongside thoughtful reconstructions of how they appeared in their prime and how they were constructed.

Ancient rock drawings, diagrams, Roman aqueducts, Chinese canals, Incan roads, Herod's artificial harbor at Caesarea, the giant Nazca drawings in the Peruvian desert - they're all here. From Stonehenge to Easter Island, the tour goes around the world and throughout history - even prehistory.

 
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