The 7 Wonders of the World
Introduction and provenance
The first description of the 7 Wonders of the World has been attributed to the Phoenician writer Antipatros of Sidon (2nd century BC). His book however was neither a philosophical treatise, nor a book of art, but purely a comprehensive travel guide. A kind of Lonely Planet guide of the ancient world.
On his journeys Antipatros mainly followed the trade routes of the then known world.
Only one of the Wonders of the World was situated in Greece.. > read more