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The 
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Ancient 
World 


Edgar  J. 
Banks 


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The  7 Wonders  of  the  Ancient  World  is  a list  of  masterpieces  of  architecture  and 

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art  of  classical  antiquity.  First  compiled  in  the  second  century  BC,  it  served  as  a 

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guidebook  for  the  interested  Hellenic  traveller.  This  small  book  gives  an 

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introduction  to  all  the  entries  on  the  list:  The  Pyramid  of  Khufu,  the  Walls  of 

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Babylon,  the  Satue  of  the  Olympian  Zeus,  the  Temple  of  Diana  (or  Artemis),  the 

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Tomb  of  King  Mausolus,  the  Colossus  of  Rhodes,  and  the  Pharos  of  Alexandria. 

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Sadly  for  the  modern  tourist,  all  but  the  Pyramid  of  Giza  have  been  destroyed 

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Cover  image:  7 Wonders  Of  The  World  by  Maarten  van  Heemskerck  (16th  century). 

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