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

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Format: Hardcover , 304pp.
ISBN: 0500050961
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Pub. Date: October 1999

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Abu Simbel, Angkor Wat, Petra: today we stand in awe before the great monuments of the past as we wonder who built them and for what purpose. 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. Expanding upon the theme of the traditional Seven Wonders, The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World incorporates marvels from around the globe, spanning the centuries from the first stone monuments of the fifth millennium b.c. to the Great Temple of the Aztecs in the sixteenth century a.d. The shaping of the Great Sphinx at Giza, the raising of the stones at Stonehenge, the laying out of the Nazca Lines on the face of the Peruvian desert, or the construction of the Great Wall of China (probably the greatest building project ever attempted in ancient times) are all described and explained in light of the most up-to-date archaeological research. So too are the erection of Egyptian obelisks and Easter Island statues, and the building of Roman roads and Inca bridges. Neglected monuments such as the giant stelae of Aksum or the mountain palace at Sigiriya are set beside the great Baths of Caracalla in Rome and the palace of Persepolis. Packed with factfiles, diagrams, photographs, and newly commissioned perspective views, The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World provides a testament to the skill of the ancient engineers and architects who created lasting memorials--some for practical ends, others for prestige and propaganda--that have continued to impress successive generations through the ages.

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Chris Scarre is Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and editor of the Cambridge Archaeological Journal. He has also written Chronicle of the Roman Emperors (Thames and Hudson) and coauthored Civilizations. The international team of contributors includes:
Robin Coningham
Janet DeLaine
Susan Evans
Brian Fagan
Timothy Insoll
Simon Kaner
Claire Loader
Ann Paludan
David Phillipson
Julian Reade
Kate Spence
Nigel Spivey
Adriana von Hagen
David Webster
Roger Wilson

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
World Map
Introduction: Memorials of Power
The Seven Wonders
Tombs & Cemeteries
Temples & Shrines
Palaces, Baths & Arenas
Harbours, Hydraulics & Roads
Colossal Statues & Monoliths
Further Reading
Sources of Illustrations

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