The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (1999)

Lost Treasures of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (from left to right, top to bottom): Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Lighthouse of Alexandria as depicted by 16th-century Dutch artist Marten Heemskerk.
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This unique program presents the stories of the works of architecture regarded by the Greeks and Romans as the most extraordinary structures of antiquity: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statute Of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Pharos of Alexandria and the Pyramids of Egypt. Featuring new location footage, stylish period reconstructions, ground breaking 3D graphics and animation sequences. Interpretations and analyses by the world’s leading authorities including Professor Bent Smith and Dr. Jim Coulton of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Dr. John Bennet of the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, Dr. Chris Pelling of University College, Oxford, Dr. Augusta MacMahon of Cambridge University and Professor D.J. Wiseman of University College London.

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