Posted by: crisdiaz24 | April 14, 2011

THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD

0. What did nomadic people wander in search of?

Sustenance and shelter.

1. Who were natural wonders the work of, according to nomadic cultures?

2. What did art and architecture give expression to?

3. What do humans want to leave a mark on, in response to nature’s most important works?

4. What were great temples built on?

5. What can be found on five of the Earth’s continents?

6. What were the seven wonders of the world a part of?

7. What were the Greeks trying to do when compiling the list of the Seven Wonders of the World?

8. What is Herodotus credited with?

9. When was the idea for drawing up a list born?

10. What sprang from Alexander the Great’s vision?

VOCABULARY

TO SUBDUE: to reduce the force of something, or to prevent something from existing or developing.

TO HARNESS: to control something, usually in order to use its power.

TO BEQUEATH: to arrange to give money or property to others after your death.

TO CREDIT SBY WITH STHG: to say that someone is responsible for something good.

KEY

1. of gods.

2. The early humans’ (builders’)  creative / deepest urges.

3. On the landscape of History.

4. Sacred sites.

5. spectacular monuments from antiquity.

6. The Greco-Asian world of the Eastern Mediterranean.

7. They were trying to compare / to make some sort of comparison between their achievements and the achievements of the people they had recently colonised.

8. with being the Father of History.

9. During the 3rd century B.C.

10. Great cities and monuments.

VOCABULARY

URGE: impulso, deseo.

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