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The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World: Unlocking the Secrets of Past Civilizations

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Publisher Comments:

An intriguing book that draws on modern science and the latest research to explore some of archaeology's most baffling controversies and enigmas, from human origins and evolution to the mysterious collapse of once-powerful civilizations. 431 illustrations.

Book News Annotation:

Grouped by their relation to mythology, the stone age, ancient civilizations, tombs and treasures, ancient scripts, and the fall of civilizations, seventy chapters discuss mysteries dealing with ancient figures, legendary places, human evolution, language, cave art, megaliths, human sacrifice, migration, alphabets, runes, and the decline of empires. Four hundred thirty-one color photographs, maps, and other illustrations are prominently featured.
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Synopsis:

This volume explores some of the most intriguing questions about ourselves, from myths and legends, through our origins and evolution to the mysterious collapse of once-powerful civilizations. These mysteries are described and explained in the light of archaeological research.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500510506
Editor:
Fagan, Brian M.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Editor:
Fagan, Brian M.
Author:
Fagan, Brian M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders - History - To 1500
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.54x8.18x1.47 in. 3.48 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume explores some of the most intriguing questions about ourselves, from myths and legends, through our origins and evolution to the mysterious collapse of once-powerful civilizations. These mysteries are described and explained in the light of archaeological research.
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