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Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa (Seven Wonders)

Michael Woods, Mary B. Woods

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ISBN 10: 082257571X / ISBN 13: 9780822575719
Published by Twenty First Century Books, 2009
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Title: Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa (Seven ...

Publisher: Twenty First Century Books

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Good

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Long ago, Greek writers created a list of the seven wonders of the world. But that list only included the incredible monuments and other marvelous structures the writers knew about - which were all located in Greece and surrounding countries. The writers were not aware of the many wonders in other parts of the world. Africa is one of the largest continents on Earth. In ancient times, some Africans lived in powerful kingdoms where they built some amazing wonders. One kingdom built giant temples carved into the side of a mountain. Another kingdom built an enormous stone city surrounded by a thick stone wall. Another group built hundreds of stone pyramids as tombs for their kings and queens. What other ancient wonders does Africa hold? Some are hidden in vast deserts, along ancient trade routes, and in glittering cities. You're about to begin your search for the seven wonders of Ancient Africa!

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Grade 5-7–Using a tour of the original seven wonders as their springboard, these books comb UNESCOs list of World Heritage Sites to present similar profiles of seven extant but lesser-known man-made wonders. These range from the immense Nazca geoglyphs in modern Peru and Sudans little-known Kush pyramids to Japans Todaiji–the largest wooden building in the world–and the massive, 2000-year-old Banaue Rice Terraces in the Philippines. Each gets a chapter, well endowed with side panels; quotes from archaeologists; and color photos, period art, or, in Ancient World, more recent reconstructions (such as a photograph of Lenins tomb in the section on the mausoleum at Halicarnassus). The authors retrace the history of each site, describe preservation challenges and efforts, and close with generous, annotated resource lists–plus an invitation to readers to choose an eighth wonder.
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