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The Seven Wonders of the ancient world : an extraordinary new journey through history's greatest treasures  Cover Image Book Book

The Seven Wonders of the ancient world : an extraordinary new journey through history's greatest treasures / Bettany Hughes.

Hughes, Bettany, (author.).

Summary:

"For millennia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have been known for their aesthetic sublimity, ingenious engineering, and sheer, audacious magnitude: The Great Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse at Alexandria. Echoing down time, each of these persists in our imagination as an emblem of the glory of antiquity, but beneath the familiar images is a surprising, revelatory history. Guiding us through it is historian Bettany Hughes, who has traveled to each of the sites to uncover the latest archaeological discoveries and bring these monuments and the distinct cultures that built them back to breathtaking life. Spellbinding, richly illustrated, and full of insight, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a journey into the indomitable ambition and creativity of the human spirit"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0593686152
  • ISBN: 9780593686157
  • Physical Description: 380 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2024]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"A Vintage Books original"--Colophon.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Great Pyramid at Giza -- The Hanging Gardens of Babylon -- The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus -- The Statue of Zeus at Olympia -- The Mausoleum of Halikarnassos -- The Colossus of Rhodes -- The Pharos Lighthouse at Alexandria.
Subject: Seven Wonders of the World.
Historic sites.
Antiquities.
Archaeology.
Sept merveilles du monde.
Lieux historiques.
Archéologie.
archaeology.
Genre: Informational works.
Documents d'information.

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