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The Last Days of the Incas
The Last Days of the Incas
by Kim Macquarrie
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In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the... (read more)

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Yucatan Before and After the Conquest (Native American)
Yucatan Before and After the Conquest (Native American)
by Diego De Landa
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Only significant account done of Yucatan in post-Conquest era. Describes geography and natural history of the peninsula, gives brief history of Mayan life, discusses Spanish conquest and its effects, and provides a long summary of Maya civilization... (read more)

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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850
by Brian M Fagan
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning treatise explores patterns and symbols in the disciplines of mathematics, art, and musical... (read more)

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Echoes of the Goddess: A Quest for the Sacred Feminine in the British Landscape
Echoes of the Goddess: A Quest for the Sacred Feminine in the British Landscape
by Simon Brighton
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Explore sacred sites, unearth long lost religions, and uncover the mystical side of Britain's landscape, in the search for the divine feminine. In pre-Christian Britain the Great Goddess was worshipped either as an equal to the Gods or as an individual... (read more)

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Classical Art
Classical Art
by Christine Kondoleon
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Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations come to life in this illustrated selection of 100 highlights from the famous collections of classical art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An introduction by curator Christine Kondoleon describes the... (read more)

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The Secrets of Tomb 10a
The Secrets of Tomb 10a
by Rita Freed
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In 1915, a team of American archaeologists in Bersha, Egypt, blasted through solid rock to reach a tomb later to be designated as 10A. Inside this tomb they found a mummy, an exquisitely-painted coffin and arguably the largest assemblage of burial... (read more)

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Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
by Kathleen Berrin
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Considered the “mother culture” of Mesoamerica, the Olmec developed an iconic and sophisticated artistic style as early as the second millennium B.C. This pre-Columbian civilization, which flourished in the Mexican states of Veracruz and... (read more)

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The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
by Ian Shaw
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"Easily the best single-volume general reference work on ancient Egypt in recent years--nothing on the market can compare to this book. The authors' revision makes this useful book even better."--T. G. Wilfong, University of... (read more)

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Where the South Winds Blow: Ancient Evidence for Paleo South Americans
Where the South Winds Blow: Ancient Evidence for Paleo South Americans
by Laura Miotti
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The early prehistory of South America is poorly known by the English speaking world. This edited volume, translated from Spanish, contains twenty-one short papers documenting some of the most important recently investigated early archaeological sites... (read more)

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Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
by Barbara Mertz
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World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the... (read more)

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The Secrets of the Sphinx: Restoration Past and Present
The Secrets of the Sphinx: Restoration Past and Present
by Zahi Hawass
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Important contributions to the archaeology and history of Christianity inEgypt??'s largest... (read more)

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Standing with Stones: A Photographic Journey Through Megalithic Britain & Ireland
Standing with Stones: A Photographic Journey Through Megalithic Britain & Ireland
by Rupert Soskin
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Some megalithic sites, like Stonhenge and Newgrange, are well researched and often visited, while others, such as Fernworthy and Bleasdale, are barely known. From stone circles and henges to long barrows and cairns, our distant ancestors adapted and... (read more)

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Death in Ancient Egypt
Death in Ancient Egypt
by Bridget Mcdermott
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Life and death are never far apart in Egyptian culture and society, and Bridget McDermott's book looks beyond funerary rites and mummification to explore the beliefs and customs of ordinary people. The book looks at how death occurred - through illness... (read more)

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Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum
Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum
by Ann Searight
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This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They range... (read more)

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The Aztecs (Ancient Peoples and Places)
The Aztecs (Ancient Peoples and Places)
by Richard F Townsend
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Within a hundred years, the Aztecs established the largest empire in Mesoamerican history, and at Tenochtitlan built a vast, shimmering city in a lake, a Venice of the New World. The book ends with a dramatic narrative of the Spanish conquest, as seen... (read more)

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Ancient Sichuan: Treasures from a Lost Civilization
Ancient Sichuan: Treasures from a Lost Civilization
by Robert Bagley
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This extraordinary catalogue accompanies a major traveling exhibition of 128 works of bronze, jade, and clay dating from the thirteenth century B.C. to the second century A.D. The majority of these stunningly sophisticated works of art--among the most... (read more)

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Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
by Daniel Finamore
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Maya art and hieroglyphs constitute one of the worlds most fascinating, visually striking, and complex systems of expression. Most scholarly interpretations of Maya art and culture have emphasized that this ancient civilization was oriented toward inland... (read more)

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Maya 7TH Edition
Maya 7TH Edition
by Michael D Coe
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The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student. Since the publication of the... (read more)

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Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World
Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World
by Desroches Nobelcourt
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In this scholarly yet accessible work, Desroches Noblecourt substantiates how the fundamental ideas, principles, and beliefs on which Western civilization is based originated in ancient Egypt. From the symbol of the lion as king of the animals to the... (read more)

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Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Ancient Peoples & Places Mexico)
Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Ancient Peoples & Places Mexico)
by Michael D Coe
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Michael D. Coe's Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancient civilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been completely revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. The... (read more)

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