Book Review: How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Were Built

How the Wonders of the World Were Built by Ludmila Hénková

How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Were Built
by Ludmila Hénková, Tomas Svoboda (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

This book tells how and why the seven wonders of the world were built and by whom. Temples, pyramids, tombs, gardens, and a lighthouse; these incredible constructions stood for hundreds of years to astonish and amaze. But today we know very little about them. Archeologists and historians try to piece together the facts from ancient history to understand how such massive statues and temples were built.

I loved this cool book! It’s like diving into history. Each page has little snippets of information that are easy to read. I love the design of the pages, and the beautiful artwork. I found it really interesting to learn that many of the workers were not actually slaves, but respected stonemasons and artisans.

It’s really neat to learn about the rulers and how they got the money to pay for these huge construction projects. Every culture is so different and unique. Their religious fervor, or political power, or love for their queen drove them to pour their efforts and fortunes into a big temple or statue or garden.

The writing and the art really capture your attention, and every page is so colorful and attractive!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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