the seventy wonders of the ancient world the great monuments and how they were built

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The Seventy Wonders Of The Ancient World

Author : Christopher Scarre
ISBN : 0500050961
Genre : Architecture
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A survey of the world's great ancient wonders from the Great Temple of the Aztecs, to the Nazca lines of Peru, including answers to how the architecture was created and for what purpose.

The Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World

Author : Peter Clayton A
ISBN : 9781136748103
Genre : History
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Sets each of the seven wonders in their historical context, bringing together materials from ancient sources and the results of modern excavations to suggest why particular places and objects have been seen as the touchstone for human achievement.

The Seventy Great Mysteries Of The Ancient World

Author : Brian M. Fagan
ISBN : 0500510504
Genre : History
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Describes various issues in mythology and prehistoric and ancient history, from the Garden of Eden to the effects of meteor impacts, including tombs, writing systems, and the fall of civilizations, and suggests explanations.

The Seventy Wonders Of The Modern World

Author : Neil Parkyn
ISBN : 0500510474
Genre : Architecture
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Describes the history, usage, and architectural uniqueness of seventy structures from around the world, including places of worship, castles, skyscrapers, bridges, dams, and statues.

Chronicle Of The Roman Emperors

Author : Chris Scarre
ISBN : 0500289891
Genre : History
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Offers profiles of the Roman emperors, from Augustus to Constantine, and looks at the most important events during this period in Roman history.

Cities That Shaped The Ancient World

Author : John Julius Norwich
ISBN : 9780500772393
Genre : History
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An illuminating and evocatively illustrated tour of forty of the greatest cities that shaped the ancient world and its civilizations, from China and Mesoamerica to Europe and Ethiopia Today we take living in cities, with all their attractions and annoyances, for granted. But when did humans first come together to live in large groups, creating an urban landscape? What were these places like to inhabit? More than simply a history of ancient cities, this volume also reveals the art and architecture created by our ancestors, and provides a fascinating exploration of the origins of urbanism, politics, culture, and human interaction. Arranged geographically into five sections, Cities That Shaped the Ancient World takes a global view, beginning in the Near East with the earliest cities such as Ur and Babylon, Troy and Jerusalem. In Africa, the great cities of Ancient Egypt arose, such as Thebes and Amarna. Glorious European metropolises, including Athens and Rome, ringed the Mediterranean, but also stretched to Trier on the turbulent frontier of the Roman Empire. Asia had bustling commercial centers such as Mohenjodaro and Xianyang, while in the Americas the Mesoamerican and Peruvian cultures stamped their presence on the landscape, creating massive structures and extensive urban settlements in the deep jungles and high mountain ranges, including Caral and Teotihuacan. A team of expert historians and archaeologists with firsthand knowledge and deep appreciation of each site gives voices to these silent ruins, bringing them to life as the bustling state-of-the-art metropolises they once were.

The Newark Earthworks

Author : Lindsay Jones
ISBN : 9780813937793
Genre : Religion
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Considered a wonder of the ancient world, the Newark Earthworks—the gigantic geometrical mounds of earth built nearly two thousand years ago in the Ohio valley--have been a focal point for archaeologists and surveyors, researchers and scholars for almost two centuries. In their prime one of the premier pilgrimage destinations in North America, these monuments are believed to have been ceremonial centers used by ancestors of Native Americans, called the "Hopewell culture," as social gathering places, religious shrines, pilgrimage sites, and astronomical observatories. Yet much of this territory has been destroyed by the city of Newark, and the site currently "hosts" a private golf course, making it largely inaccessible to the public. The first book-length volume devoted to the site, The Newark Earthworks reveals the magnitude and the geometric precision of what remains of the earthworks and the site’s undeniable importance to our history. Including contributions from archaeologists, historians, cultural geographers, and cartographers, as well as scholars in religious studies, legal studies, indigenous studies, and preservation studies, the book follows an interdisciplinary approach to shine light on the Newark Earthworks and argues compellingly for its designation as a World Heritage Site.

The Seventy Great Inventions Of The Ancient World

Author : Brian M. Fagan
ISBN : 0500051305
Genre : History
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Presents the history of early human innovations, from tools and cooking utensils to early transportation vehicles and contraceptives, along with photographs, diagrams, reconstructions, and maps.

The Human Past

Author : Chris Scarre
ISBN : 0500294208
Genre : Agriculture, Prehistoric
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Here is a new, fourth edition of this authoritative introductory survey of world prehistory, spanning the past 3,000,000 years and written by a team of twenty-four expert authors. This edition has been radically updated to be more thematic and accessible: chapters are connected by new key themes boxes (climate change, domestication, migration, social inequality and urbanism), which link global regions and encourage big-picture thinking. The text has been streamlined and the book's design completely revamped: it is now in full colour throughout, with more than 50% more colour images than the previous edition. There is increased coverage of the Americas, with a brand-new chapter, The Origins and Dispersal of the First Americans. Revisions take into account the latest sites and discoveries, including Homo naledi and the new LiDAR surveys of Angkor Wat. Each chapter begins with a newly designed, easier-to-use timeline, and features boxes on key sites, key discoveries, key controversies and, as above, key themes. All of the key methods boxes from the previous edition have been consolidated into the Introduction and now offer an up-front primer of archaeological methods and practices. Tables and maps are simplified and easier to use.

The Penguin Historical Atlas Of Ancient Rome

Author : Christopher Scarre
ISBN : 0670864641
Genre : History
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Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the Roman Empire, from its beginning as a modest village to its transformation into a Christian theocracy

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