Synopses & Reviews
Discover the story of the Holy Land -- its geography, history, and the ancient civilizations of its peoples. Here is an original and exciting look at the fascinating history of the Bible Lands. Stunning real-life photographs of everything from swords to statues and ships to seals offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the history of the lands of the Bible and the people who lived there until the time of Christ. See what Solomon's temple looked like, the earliest human statues ever found, armor from ancient Assyria, the treasure of the kings of Ur, and the plants, trees, and fruits of the Holy Land. Learn how the Phoenicians dyed their clothes, how the people of Abraham lived, what people ate in the Old Testament times, the story of Jericho, and how Canaanite women put on their makeup. Discover who the Israelites were, how the people of the Holy Land defended their cities, how bread and wine were made in Old Testament times, how the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and much, much more.
The folks at DK have almost singlehandedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children. [Eyewitness series] (Newsweek)
These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] (School Library Journal)
This is a timely exploration of the history and geography of the Middle East and the culture and accomplishments of the ancient Hebrews, Babylonians, Persians, and other civilizations that flourished there. Full-color photographs.