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The Seven Wonders of the World By John Romer

The Seven Wonders of the World by John Romer

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An exploration of the seven wonders of the world. Using the words of ancient writers and modern archaeological techniques, John and Elizabeth Romer recreate the images of the lost monuments. They also trace the archaeological hunt to find the seven wonders.

The Seven Wonders of the World Summary

The Seven Wonders of the World: A History of the Modern Imagination by John Romer

The seven wonders of the ancient world symbolize all that was magnificent and mysterious in the pre-Christian West. Using the words of ancient writers and modern archaeological techniques, John and Elizabeth Romer recreate the images of these lost monuments. This book tells the story of the "archaeology of wonder" - stories of the travellers and scholars who came into contact with these seven ancient monuments, the stories of the wonders themselves, and the histories of their making and breaking. It traces the archaeological hunt to find the seven wonders, from the earliest digs to the latest discoveries of current excavations. It also includes translations of the accounts of those who sailed the seas and rivers of the ancient world to walk among the seven fabled monuments and wonder at them.

About John Romer

S John Romer did post graduate studies at the Royal College of Art and spent his early career recording wall reliefs in Ancient Egypt. For the last 25 years he has alternated professional archaeology and conservation with writing books and writing and presenting TV programmes. Co-author Elizabeth Romer has worked with John on most of his books. She too graduated from the RCA and worked as an archaeologist. John and Elizabeth Romer live in South Tuscany. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TITLES by John Romer include Valley of the Kings, Ancient Lives and Great Excavations, Elizabeth Romer has also written a number of cookery books, including The Tuscan Year. John Romer is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. He began work in archaeology on the University of Chicago's epigraphic survey at Thebes in Upper Egypt. For the last 25 years he has alternated professional archaeology and conservation with writing books and TV series, which he also presents to critical acclaim. This is his fourth series. John Romer lives and works around the Mediterranean and in the Middle East. He has a house in Tuscany with his wife, the author Elizabeth Romer, who is responsible for many photographs in this book.

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GOR011149431
9781841880372
184188037X
The Seven Wonders of the World: A History of the Modern Imagination by John Romer
Used - Like New
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2001-02-08
244
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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