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The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World: Unlocking the Secrets of Past Civilizationsby Brian M Fagan
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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.
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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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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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