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 Seventy Wonders Of The Ancient World

Author : ed Scarre (Chris)
ISBN : 0500281831
Genre : Antiquities
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"The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World expands on the traditional Seven Wonders to incorporate an impressive number of marvels from around the globe, spanning the centuries from the first standing stones of the fifth millennium BC to the Great Temple of the Aztecs in the sixteenth century AD. The shaping of the Great Sphinx at Giza, the raising of the stones at Stonehenge, The laying out of the Nazca Lines on the face of the Peruvian desert, and the construction of the Great Wall of China are all described and explained by an international team of experts in the light of the most recent archaeological research. Packed with factfiles, diagrams, photographs and specially commissioned perspective views, this is a testament to the skill of the ancient architects and engineers which continue to impress successive generations down the ages"--publiser website.

Ancient Egyptian Masonry

Author : Somers Clarke
ISBN : 158509059X
Genre : Architecture
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Reveals the methods Egyptians used to build their stone constructions. We marvel at the structures they built, not knowing exactly how it was done. The authors state that their explanation of the Great Pyramids construction is not the final answer and that many mysteries still remain, yet do a fascinating job in detailing how the huge stones were dressed and laid out. Many mysteries are cleared up in this book, which includes over 250 sketches and pictures that back up the authors claims. They reveal how hard work, ingenuity, and an advanced knowledge of mathematics and physics account for some of the amazing architectural feats performed in early Egypt. Yet when a mystery remains, the authors openly admit it. Any serious researcher on ancient Egypt should not be without this book.

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.

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.

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 Penguin Historical Atlas Of Ancient Rome Swanston Publishing 1995

Author : Chris Scarre
ISBN : 9780670864645
Genre : History
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome, Swanston Publishing, 1995 History / Ancient / Rome by Chris Scarre.

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.

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