The seven wonders of the ancient world

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\ ‘ \ ‘ is The seven wonders of the world author Paul Jordan pretty deep in on the backgrounds of the \ ‘ \ ‘ real seven wonders of the world, namely:-colossus of Rhodes; this enormous bronze statue on the Greek island of Rhodes was about 33 feet tall and fancied the Sun God Apollo.-Lighthouse Pharos of Alexandria; beacon of approximately 115 metres high, which served as a landmark along the coast of the Nile delta to sailors from the ports of the Mediterranean Sea to Egypt to lead. The lighthouse on the small island of Pharos served first as a beacon for daytime and overnight became later also \ used with mirrors to reflect the light. On top of the lighthouse was an image of the Supreme God Zeus. -Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; This tomb monument is named after the ruler Mausulus, who lived in the 4th century BC. After his death, marble mausoleum founded by his wife (who is also his sister was …) in Halicarnassus, present-day Bodrum (Turkey). This construction work excelled by his greatness and detailed embellishments. -Zeus image in Olympia; Olympia was a remote place in the western Peloponnese where in former times the original Olympic Games were held. This was the second home of Zeus, far away from his original residence on Mount Olympus. In one of the temples in Olympia was a huge bronze statue made that a sitting Zeus proposed. Especially the size spoke to the imagination. -Artemis temple at Ephesus; This temple was by Antipater, the father of the wonder lists, seen as the most prodigious of the seven wonders of the world. The building was of huge dimensions, looked great decorated with Oriental opulence and was situated directly by the sea. The Artemis Temple was the largest completed Temple of the Greek world. -Hanging gardens of Babylon; the question is whether this particular and extensive gardens really have existed. Opinions vary and there are no evidence can be found. Historians from ancient times reporting about this special gardens, but proof is lacking. -Pyramids of Giza; the most famous and as only remaining construction projects of the seven wonders of the world. The most important is that of Cheops pyramid considered.

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Noteworthy is that-on é é n after-all wonders of the Earth have disappeared. For that reason, Jordan in his descriptions use a lot of writings that make mention of the construction works. Personally I think the draft often go too far. It would have been a more light-hearted book when there is a general description of the wonders of the world was created, with more supporting images. It is now a pretty dry study book, which you don’t cozy reads on a Sunday afternoon. Nevertheless, The seven wonders of the world ” \ \ ‘ a nice and solid reference book and if you have the book once, you know there really all about this. Paul Jordan is archaeologist and wrote several books on historical subjects (early). He has TV shows about archaeology, history and science made for both the BBC and ITV. the seven wonders of the ancient world the seven wonders of the ancient World Education Benelux Paul JordanPearson ISBN 90-430-1198-3 order now! the seven wonders of nosave classic  the seven wonders of the ancient world the seven wonders of the ancient world

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