Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
Explore the most amazing wonders of the ancient world!
More than 2,000 years ago, travelers wrote about the incredible sights they saw while on their journeys. They told tales of hanging gardens that were built for a Babylonian queen, and a colossal statue that guided ships through the harbor of Rhodes in Greece. These writers compiled a list of the very best of these sights that are now known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Author Yona Zeldis McDonough takes the readers on a trip to the Great Pyramids in Egypt (the only Wonder still standing), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia in ancient Greece, and the other spectacles, detailing the creativity and skill that these early civilizations possessed.
Joining "Who is/Who was," this new series takes children on an exciting journey to learn the geography and history of renowned natural and man-made locations. Engagingly written with abundant black and white drawings, the stories are sprinkled with topical fun facts. For example, in Where is the White House? "Only one president was married in the White House-Grover Cleveland. President Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia, held her wedding in the White House Rose Garden in 1971. Delivered on airplane, her wedding dress had its own seat." Some