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The seventy wonders of the ancient world : the great monuments and how they were built, with 333 illustrations, 140 in color

Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 1999 [1999].
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Scarre
ISBN: 0500050961 9780500050965
OCLC Number: 1109632068
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (certaines en couleur), carte en couleur ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: Memorials of Power --
The Seven Wonders. 1. The Pyramids of Giza. 2. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. 3. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. 4. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. 5. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus. 6. The Colossus of Rhodes. 7. The Pharos of Alexandria --
Tombs & Cemeteries. 8. The Megalithic Tomb of Newgrange. 9. The Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae. 10. The Valley of the Kings: the Tomb of Seti I. 11. The Etruscan Cemetery of Cerveteri. 12. Mount Li: the Tomb of China's First Emperor. 13. The Nabataean Royal Tombs at Petra. 14. The Moche Pyramids. 15. The Tomb of Emperor Nintoku, Japan. 16. The Tomb of Pakal, Palenque. 17. The Temple-Mausoleum of Angkor Wat --
Temples & Shrines. 18. Ggantija & the Maltese Temples. 19. Stonehenge. 20. The Ziggurrat of Ur. 21. The Temples of Karnak. 22. The Great Temple of Abu Simbel. 23. The Cult Centre of Chavin de Huantar. 24. The Parthenon at Athens. 25. The Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. 26. The Great Stupa of Sanchi. 27. The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta. 28. The Pantheon at Rome. 29. The Earthworks of Newark, Ohio. 30. The Buddhist Monastery at Paharpur. 31. The Buddhist Shrine of Borobudur. 32. Monk's Mound, Cahokia. 33. The Mud Mosques of Timbuktu. 34. The Great Temple of the Aztecs --
Palaces, Baths & Arenas. 35. The Minoan Palace of Knossos. 36. The Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh. 37. The Palace of Persepolis. 38. The Colosseum at Rome. 39. Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli. 40. The Baths of Caracalla, Rome. 41. The Palace & Pleasure Gardens of Sigiriya. 42. The Arch of Ctesiphon. 43. The Royal Compounds of Chan Chan. 44. Great Zimbabwe --
Fortifications. 45. Mycenae & Tiryns. 46. The Fortresses of Van. 47. The Walls of Babylon. 48. Maiden Castle. 49. The Circuit Walls of Syracuse. 50. The Great Wall of China. 51. Masada. 52. The Temple-Fortress of Sacsawaman --
Harbours, Hydraulics & Roads. 53. The Great Bath of Mohenjo-daro. 54. The Marib Dam of Southern Arabia. 55. Chinese Canals. 56. Roman Aqueducts. 57. Roman Roads. 58. The Harbour at Caesarea. 59. The Chaco Road System, New Mexico. 60. Inca Roads & Bridges --
Colossal Statues & Monoliths. 61. The Grand Menhir Brise, Brittany. 62. The Great Sphinx at Giza. 63. Egyptian Obelisks. 64. The Colossi of Western Thebes. 65. The Colossal Stone Heads of the Olmec. 66. The Nazca Lines, Drawings in the Desert. 67. La Turbie: the Trophy of the Alps. 68. The Giant Stelae of Aksum. 69. The Colossal Buddha of Bamiyan. 70. The Easter Island Statues.
Responsibility: edited by Chris Scarre.

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