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The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World: The Great Monuments and How They Were Builtby Chris Scarre
Synopses & Reviews
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.
How were the ancient wonders of the world built? This text examines spectacular feats of engineering and celebrates the achievements of the builders who worked without the aid of modern technology. It includes 70 wonders, from the Great Wall of China to Inca bridges.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-297) and index.
Table of Contents
The Seven Wonders — Tombs & cemeteries — Temples & shrines — Palaces, baths & arenas — Fortifications — Harbours, hydraulics & roads — Colossal statues & monoliths.
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