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Wonders of the past; a world-wide survey of the marvellous works of man in ancient times

Author: John Alexander Hammerton, Sir
Publisher: New York, Wise & Co., 1937.
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Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir, 1871-1949.
Wonders of the past.
New York, Wise & Co., 1937
(OCoLC)560458165
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Alexander Hammerton, Sir
OCLC Number: 1575630
Notes: Paged continuously.
Description: 2 volumes color frontispieces, illustrations, color plates (part double) 27 cm
Contents: Vol. 1. The walls of Jericho / C. B. Mortlock --
The modernity of the ancient world / the editor --
The stone-age "Pompeii" in the Orkneys / Lewis Spence --
Tragedy of the mammoth / C. E. Benson --
The doom of cities / Hamilton Fyfe --
The real academy of Plato / F. N. Pryce --
The Rosetta Stone / H. R. Hall --
Cave of the Cumaean sybil / F. N. Pryce --
The lost treasures of Mexico and Peru / Lewis Spence --
When and where did civilization begin? / M. C. Burkitt --
What the dawn-man was like / Arthur Smith Woodward --
Wonder ships of Lake Nemi / the editor --
Aerial discovery of the hidden past / E. Cecil Curwen --
Ur: city of 'the flood' / C. L. Woolley --
Timgad: grandest ruin of colonial Rome / the editor --
Petra, the rose-red city of mystery / the editor --
Thebes in its splendour / A. Weigall --
London's Roman remains / R. E. M. Wheeler --
Pagan: city of ten thousand temples / Richard Curle --
Troy: the city sung by Homer / A. H. Smith --
Pompeii / George Sampson --
Athens in the days of her glory / J. L. Myres --
Kish, the world's oldest city / S. G. Blaxland Stubbs --
The splendours of ancient Pergamum / F. N. Pryce --
The splendours of imperial Rome / Edward Hutton --
Palmyra, queen city of the desert / Edward Wright --
Jerusalem under Herod the Great / J. Garstang --
The amazing riches of Tutankhamen / T. Eric Peet --
Weird horse sacrifices of ancient Siberia / E. Royston Pike --
Algeria's amazing tombs / A. MacCallum Scott --
Wonder models of the daily life of Egypt 4000 years ago / Donald A. Mackenzie --
Cave tombs and chair burials of the mysterious Etruscans / the editor --
Wonder of the mummy / G. Elliot Smith --
Marvels of Persepolis / Lewis Spence --
A wonder palace on a rock / G. E. Mitton --
Diocletian's palace at Spalato / F. N. Pryce --
The citadel palace of Tiberius at Capri / F. H. Pryce --
The superb sculptures of the great palaces at Persepolis / Lewis Spence --
Chosroes' palace at Ctesiphon / W. Ewing --
The mystery of the Easter Island images / T. A. Joyce --
The colossi of "Memnon" / W. F. Aitken --
The Sphinx / Margaret A. Murray --
Wonder of the obelisk / R. Engelbach --
The pyramids of Egypt / T. Eric Peet --
The mysterious giant sculptures of Tell Halaf / E. Royston Pike --
Great shrines of Sicily / F. N. Pryce --
Angkor: a marvel hidden in the jungle / Edmund Candler --
The Parthenon: crown of Athens / F. H. Marshall --
The shrines of Isis at Philae / Margaret A. Murray --
Boro Budur: the soul of Java / T. Athol Joyce --
The rock temples at Abu-Simbel / Margaret A. Murray --
A temple of the great god Baal / E. Royston Pike --
Mystery gods of early Cyprus / E. Royston Pike --
Olympia and its sacred games / the editor --
The rock-hewn temples of Ellora / F. Deaville Walker --
Delphi of the oracle / Edward Wright --
Sakkara / Margaret Murray --
Baabek: splendid in its ruin / R. Curle --
The great dagobas of Ceylon / G. E. Mitton --
The gods of ancient Greece / W. R. Halliday --
The strange forts of Aran / E. W. Lynam --
The marvel of the Roman aqueducts / F. A. Wright --
The Maya marvels of Central America / L. E. Elliott --
The Great Wall of China / F. H. Davis --
Hadrian's Wall: relic of Roman Britain / Jessie Mothersole --
South America's marvels in masonry / T. Athol Joyce --
Master artists of the stone age / E. G. Harner --
Peerless gems of Greek sculpture / Frank Rutter --
The exquisite artistry of ancient Egypt / Donald A. Mackenzie --
Masterpieces of Roman sculpture / Frank Rutter --
Arts and crafts of ancient Britain / Bertram Windle --
The Colossus of Rhodes / J. A. Brendon --
The statue of Zeus at Olympia / A. H. Smith --
The mausoleum at Halicarnassus F. Norman Pryce --
The great pyramid / Margaret A. Murray --
The hanging gardens of Babylon / J. A. Brendon Vol. 2. The wonder workers of antiquity / W. Romaine Paterson --
Glimpses of Roman Britain / G. Home --
Mysterious remains of unknown races / Donald A. Mackenzie --
Prehistoric and Roman roads / O. G. S. Crawford --
Carthage: the cruel queen of the seas / the editor --
Wonder cities of most ancient India / S. G. B. Stubbs --
Ostia: Port of ancient Rome / Thomas Ashby --
Susa: the eternal city of the East / H. G. Spearing --
Carchemish of the Hittites / C. Leonard Woolley --
Hercumaneum after eighteen centuries / Amedro Maiuri --
Rediscovering ancient Rome / the editor --
The romance of Koia / W. Ramsay --
Golden Mycenae / J. L. Myres --
Babylon the great / H. R. Hall --
Byzantium in the time of Justinian / J. B. Bury --
Tyre and Sidon / W. Ewing --
The lost cities of Ceylon / T. E. Mitton --
Corinth / the editor --
Syracuse: ancient Europe's finest city / the editor --
Tel-el- Amarna: cit of Akhnaton and Tutankhamen / A. G. K. Hayter --
Jericho and the biblical story / J. Garstang --
The Alexandria of Antony and Cleopatra / Arthur Weigall --
Tombs and sculptures of Nakshi Rustam / Reuben Levy --
The soul's journey to paradise / Donald A. Mackenzie --
The wonder of the Roman catacombs / Edward Hutton --
The valley of the tombs of the kings / Arthur Weigall --
The palace of Minos at Cnossus /Arthur H. Smith --
Splendours of Nineveh and Khorsabad / Lewis Spence --
Nero's golden house at Rome / Thomas Ashby --
Hadrian's villa at Tivoli / Thomas Ashby --
The rock of Behistun / R. Campbell Thompson --
The wonder stone of Cranac and Stonehenge / Frank Stevens --
The Hittites / J. Garstang --
Stone age marvels of Malta / T. Eric Peet --
The gods of ancient Egypt / W. M. Flinders Petrie --
The temples at Jerusalem / R. Levy --
The early shrines of Buddhism / F. Deavillle Walker --
The gods of ancient Rome / W. R. Halliday --
The Greek temples at Paestum / F. N. Pryce --
Rome's strange temple underground / Mrs. Arthur Strong --
Shwe Dagon: Buddha's greatest shrine / Richard Curle --
Ancient Jain shrines and the colossus of Mysore / F. D. Walker --
The temples of Edfu and Dendera / Margaret A. Murray --
Great Hindu temples of India / F. Deaville Walker --
Shrines and cities of ancient Mexico / L. E. Elliott --
Zimbabwe's ruins of mystery / Ian D. Colvin --
The glory of the Greek and Roman theatre / E. A. Gardner --
Triumphs of the Roman bridge builders / O. G. S. Crawford --
The marvel of the Roman amphitheatre / J. A. Brendon --
The arts in Babylonia and Assyria / Lewis Spence --
Marvels of the potters' art I in Mediterranean lands / E. J. Forsdyke --
Marvels of the potter's art II in South America / T. A. Joyce --
The story of the first ships / Donald A. Mackenzie --
Viking ships / A. MacCallum Scott --
The handiwork of prehistoric man / R. R. Marett --
Prehistoric rock carvings in the British Isles and Brittany / E. W. Lynam --
The story of agriculture as pictured on the monuments / David A. Mackenzie --
The cliff dwellings of America / H. J. Braunholtz --
The Pharos of Alexandria / J. A. Brendon --
The temple of Diana at Ephesus / F. H. Pryce
Responsibility: written by the leading modern authorities and edited by Sir J.A. Hammerton; with upwards of 1450 photographic illustrations, many maps and 45 plates in color.

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