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The seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monument and how they were built / | edited by Chris Scarre

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The seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monument and how they were built / | edited by Chris Scarre
Title
The seventy wonders of the ancient world
Title remainder
  • the great monument and how they were built /
  • edited by Chris Scarre
Title variation
70 wonders of the ancient world
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scarre, Christopher
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  • Monuments
  • Art, Ancient
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Archaeology
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The seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monument and how they were built / | edited by Chris Scarre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-297) and index
Contents
  • The seven wonders: The pyramids of Giza -- The hanging gardens of Babylon -- The temple of Artemis at Ephesus -- The statue of Zeus at Olympia -- The mausoleum of Halicarnassus -- The colossus of Rhodes -- The pharos of Alexandria -- Tombs & cemetaries: The megalithic tomb of Newgrange -- The treasury of Atreus at Mycenae -- The Valley of the Kings: the tomb of Seti I -- The Etruscan cemetery of Cerveteri -- Mount Li: the tomb of China's first emperor -- The Nabataean royal tombs at Petra -- The Moche pyramids -- The tomb of Emperor Nintoku, Japan -- The tomb of Pakal, Palenque -- The temple-mausoleum of Angkor Wat
  • Temples & shrines: Ggantija & the Maltese temples -- Stonehenge -- The Ziggurrat of Ur -- The temples of Karnak -- The great temple of Abu Simbel -- The cult centre of Chavin de Huantar -- The Parthenon at Athens -- The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan -- The great stupa of Sanchi -- The Buddhist caves of Ajanta -- The Pantheon at Rome -- The earthworks of Newark, Ohio -- The Buddhist monastery at Paharpur -- The Buddhist shrine of Borobudur -- Monk's Mound, Cahokia -- The mud mosques of Timbuktu -- The great temple of the Aztecs
  • Palaces, baths & arenas: The Minoan palace of Knossos -- The palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh -- The palace of Persepolis -- The Colosseum at Rome -- Hadrian's villa at Tivoli -- The baths of Caracalla, Rome -- The palace & pleasure gardens of Sigiriya -- The arch of Ctesiphon -- The royal compounds of Chan Chan -- Great Zimbabwe -- Fortifications: Mycenae & Tiryns -- The fortresses of Van -- The walls of Babylon -- Maiden Castle -- The circuit walls of Syracuse -- The great wall of China -- Masada -- The temple-fortress of Sacsawaman
  • Harbours, hydraulics & roads: The great bath of Mohenjo-daro -- The Marib Dam of Southern Arabia -- Chinese canals -- Roman aqueducts -- Roman roads -- The harbour at Caesarea -- The Chaco road system, New Mexico -- Inca roads and bridges -- Colossal statues & monoliths: The grand Menhir Brise, Brittany -- The great sphinx at Giza -- Egyptian obelisks -- The colossi of Western Thebes -- The colossal stone heads of the Olmec -- The Nazca lines, drawings in the desert -- La Turbie: the trophy of the Alps -- The giant stelae of Aksum -- The colossal Buddha of Bamiyan -- The Easter Island statues
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780500050965
Lccn
98061827
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
Label
The seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monument and how they were built / | edited by Chris Scarre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-297) and index
Contents
  • The seven wonders: The pyramids of Giza -- The hanging gardens of Babylon -- The temple of Artemis at Ephesus -- The statue of Zeus at Olympia -- The mausoleum of Halicarnassus -- The colossus of Rhodes -- The pharos of Alexandria -- Tombs & cemetaries: The megalithic tomb of Newgrange -- The treasury of Atreus at Mycenae -- The Valley of the Kings: the tomb of Seti I -- The Etruscan cemetery of Cerveteri -- Mount Li: the tomb of China's first emperor -- The Nabataean royal tombs at Petra -- The Moche pyramids -- The tomb of Emperor Nintoku, Japan -- The tomb of Pakal, Palenque -- The temple-mausoleum of Angkor Wat
  • Temples & shrines: Ggantija & the Maltese temples -- Stonehenge -- The Ziggurrat of Ur -- The temples of Karnak -- The great temple of Abu Simbel -- The cult centre of Chavin de Huantar -- The Parthenon at Athens -- The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan -- The great stupa of Sanchi -- The Buddhist caves of Ajanta -- The Pantheon at Rome -- The earthworks of Newark, Ohio -- The Buddhist monastery at Paharpur -- The Buddhist shrine of Borobudur -- Monk's Mound, Cahokia -- The mud mosques of Timbuktu -- The great temple of the Aztecs
  • Palaces, baths & arenas: The Minoan palace of Knossos -- The palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh -- The palace of Persepolis -- The Colosseum at Rome -- Hadrian's villa at Tivoli -- The baths of Caracalla, Rome -- The palace & pleasure gardens of Sigiriya -- The arch of Ctesiphon -- The royal compounds of Chan Chan -- Great Zimbabwe -- Fortifications: Mycenae & Tiryns -- The fortresses of Van -- The walls of Babylon -- Maiden Castle -- The circuit walls of Syracuse -- The great wall of China -- Masada -- The temple-fortress of Sacsawaman
  • Harbours, hydraulics & roads: The great bath of Mohenjo-daro -- The Marib Dam of Southern Arabia -- Chinese canals -- Roman aqueducts -- Roman roads -- The harbour at Caesarea -- The Chaco road system, New Mexico -- Inca roads and bridges -- Colossal statues & monoliths: The grand Menhir Brise, Brittany -- The great sphinx at Giza -- Egyptian obelisks -- The colossi of Western Thebes -- The colossal stone heads of the Olmec -- The Nazca lines, drawings in the desert -- La Turbie: the trophy of the Alps -- The giant stelae of Aksum -- The colossal Buddha of Bamiyan -- The Easter Island statues
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780500050965
Lccn
98061827
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps

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