A marvelous compendium of seven wondrous monuments of the Middle Ages. Spanning A.D. 500 to 1500 B.C., this orderly volume takes readers around the world, to the Cave of Ten Thousand Buddhas in China, Great Zimbabwe in modern Zimbabwe, Angkor War in Cambodia, Krak de Chevaliers in Syria, Salisbury Cathedral in Great Britain, Alhambra in Spain, and Tenochtitln in Mexico. The architecture of each monument is splendidly depicted from a distant vantage point. On the next spread, art and text move in for a closer look at the geography, artifacts, sculpture, architectural details, gardens, and the culture of the people at the time. In full-color photographs and illustrations, history seems to truly come alive.