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ISBN13: 9780345401953
ISBN10: 0345401956
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Synopsis:

Today, DNA testing and other cutting-edge tools guide people closer to the truth about baffling mysteries of the past. In their latest work, James and Thorpe tackle age-old conundrums, presenting the latest information from the scientific community and startling challenges to traditional explanations.

About the Author

Peter James is a professional writer on ancient history and archeology. He studied at Birmingham and London universities and describes himself as a "generalist" in the study of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. He has published numerous articles on ancient technology, chronology, and the history of science and is the principal author of the highly controversial Centuries of Darkness and a forthcoming book on Atlantis, The Sunken Kingdom.

Dr. Nick Thorpe, an archeologist in prehistory, studied at Reading and London universities and is now lecturer in archeology at King Alfred's College, Winchester. He directs research projects in Britain and Denmark. He has contributed articles on agriculture and chronology, metalworking, astronomy, and prehistoric society to numerous books and journals and is a coauthor of Centuries of Darkness.

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Kirsten, August 18, 2006 (view all comments by Kirsten)
This is a fun one! James and Thorpe investigate a wide range of popular mysteries about the ancient world: was there a Great Flood? Was there an Atlantis? How were the pyramids built? Was Robin Hood a real person?
The authors cleverly draw you into the mysteries, outlining various theories and then, just when they've got you almost believing that we're descended from Atlanteans, they pick the whole thing apart. They come down pretty hard on some pseudo-archeaologists, particularly Graham Hancock (author of Fingerprints of the Gods), but not unwarrantedly, and they are also quick to point out when other archaeologists and experts have shortsightedly ignored information that falls out of their area of expertise. Some of this wasn't new, but much of it was, and it made for fascinating reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345401953
Other:
James, Peter
Author:
Thorpe, Nick
Author:
Peter James and Nick Thorpe
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders -- Miscellanea.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
December 1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.50x7.68x1.71 in. 2.76 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » History of Archaeology
Metaphysics » General

Ancient Mysteries
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"Synopsis" by , Today, DNA testing and other cutting-edge tools guide people closer to the truth about baffling mysteries of the past. In their latest work, James and Thorpe tackle age-old conundrums, presenting the latest information from the scientific community and startling challenges to traditional explanations.
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