Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: everything you wanted to know

HistoryExtra podcast


Did the hanging gardens of Babylon really exist? How was Egypt’s Great Pyramid built? And could any one person have seen all seven ancient wonders? In our latest Everything you wanted to know episode Rachel Dinning puts listener questions on the seven wonders of the ancient world to public historian Bettany Hughes, who gives us the lowdown on these spectacular monuments and explores why humanity has had such an enduring fascination with them.


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The HistoryExtra podcast is produced by the team behind BBC History Magazine.

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