History Alive

Season 2 Episode 8

Seven Wonder of the World

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Aired Unknown Mar 05, 2007 on The History Channel
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Seven Wonder of the World
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The Great Pyramid of Giza, Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes, Temple of Artemis, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Pharos of Alexandria. Of the Seven Wonders, only the Great Pyramid remains. Why did ancient scholars select these sites? What can the crumbled remains say about those who built them?moreless
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      • Narrator: In early times humans were an insignificant presence in the world. The first people were nomadic, moving with the seasons. As they wandered in search of sustenance and shelter, they may well have gazed in awe at the creations of nature. To them, natural wonders were clearly the works of gods.

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      • Originally broadcast in 1997.

      • Commentators:

        Chris Scarre
        McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

        Ronald Marchese
        Professor of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Minnesota

        Linda Bregstein
        Assistant Professor of Classics, Penn State University

        Graham Hancock
        Author, Fingerprints of the Gods

        Zahi Hawass
        Director of Antiquities at Giza, Egypt

        Diane Harris-Cline
        Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

        Anton Bammer
        Project Director at Ephesus Excavation, Selkirk, Turkey

        Stefan Karweise
        Director at Ephesus Excavation, Selkirk, Turkey

        Stephanie Dailey
        Oriental Institute, Oxford University

        Jean-Yves Empereur
        Director of Centre d'Etudes Alexandrines, Alexandria, Egypt

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