Seven Wonders: Monuments and Cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean


Study of the 'Seven Wonders' of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Course explores the meaning of these monuments to the societies that produced them, with attention to their chronological and geographical specificity. Topics include: how archaeologists approach ancient monuments; what these monuments tell us about the human experience and about life in the past; who precisely they bear witness to; and how the study of such monuments helps us to understand our own present.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 139
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring