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Ceramic Production in the American Southwest
Ceramic Production in the American Southwest
by Barbara J Mills
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Southwestern ceramics have always been admired for their variety and aesthetic beauty. Although ceramics are most often used for placing the peoples who produced them in time, they can also provide important clues to past economic organization. This... (read more)

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Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen
Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen
by Joyce Tyldesley
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The classic account of Egypt's most famous queennow fully revised For over a decade, Nefertiti, wife of the heretic king Akhenaten, was the most influential woman in the Bronze Age world: a beautiful queen blessed by the sun god, adored by her family... (read more)

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Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead
Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead
by E A Wallis Budge
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Indispensable reference by noted Egyptologist contains every word of ancient Egyptian text, vital repository of Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in the standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. A phonetic... (read more)

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Discoveries: Aztecs (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Aztecs (Discoveries)
by Serge Gruzinski
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The Aztecs were noted for their impressive architecture, majestic sculpture, luxurious clothing, and fine goldworking--but they also practiced human sacrifice. The seemingly contradictory aspects of this fascinating culture are examined here, from its... (read more)

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The Search for El Dorado
The Search for El Dorado
by Time Life
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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Religion and Empire: The Dynamics of Aztec and Inca Expansionism (New Studies in Archaeology)
Religion and Empire: The Dynamics of Aztec and Inca Expansionism (New Studies in Archaeology)
by Geoffrey E Conrad
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A provocative, comparative study of the formation and expansion of the Aztec and Inca empires. Argues that prehistoric cultural development is largely determined by continual changes in traditional religion.... (read more)

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The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
The Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
by Johan Reinhard
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Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule... (read more)

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The Avebury Cycle
The Avebury Cycle
by Michael Dames
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The Avebury Cycle reveals a harmonious fusion of human culture and living landscape, of external world with internal environment - and shows the true extent of the Neolithic achievement.... (read more)

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Daily Life of the Etruscans
Daily Life of the Etruscans
by Jacques Heurgon
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The Etruscans were the most important--and remarkable--of the peoples who inhabited early Italy. But when the Romans gained supremacy, the distinctive Etruscan culture gradually disappeared. This masterly re-creation of the lives of a now-forgotten... (read more)

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Early Man and the Cosmos
Early Man and the Cosmos
by Evan Hadingham
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To a degree incomprehensible to the modern mind, skywatchers of the ancient past found the night sky a source of wonder and mystery. As Evan Hadingham so brilliantly demonstrates in his latest book, they found the skies an enormous challenge as well... (read more)

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Cure & Cult in Ancient Corinth: A Guide to the Asklepieion
Cure & Cult in Ancient Corinth: A Guide to the Asklepieion
by Mabel L. Lang
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Hundreds of life-size human limbs made from terracotta, including the remains of at least 125 human hands, testify to the efficacy of the medicine practiced at the Aklepieion, on the hillside north of ancient Corinth. Made as votive gifts to thank the... (read more)

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The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story
The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story
by Bob Brier
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Dr. Bob Brier has spent more than twenty years studying ancient Egypt, focusing on paleopathology, the study of disease in the ancient world. He is one of the world's most authoritative and respected Egyptologists and the author of two previous books... (read more)

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Children of the yellow earth;studies in prehistoric China.
Children of the yellow earth;studies in prehistoric China.
by J Gunnar Andersson
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Originally published in 1934 and written by the Curator of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, this is an informative and highly entertaining account of the author's several expeditions to Northern China. Andersson began his Chinese... (read more)

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Pocket Guide To Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Pocket Guide To Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs
by Richard Parkinson
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The hieroglyphic writing of ancient Egypt intrigued and baffled people until Jean-Francois Champollion finally deciphered it in the 19th century. This book shows children how to recognize and read hieroglyphics for themselves and how to write names and... (read more)

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Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 2: The New Kingdom
Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 2: The New Kingdom
by Miriam Lichtheim
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First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest... (read more)

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Unwrapping a Mummy: The Life, Death, and Embalming of Horemkenesi (Title Page Only) (Egyptian Bookshelf)
Unwrapping a Mummy: The Life, Death, and Embalming of Horemkenesi (Title Page Only) (Egyptian Bookshelf)
by John H Taylor
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Horemkenesi was an Egyptian priest and official who lived at Thebes in the eleventh century B.C. The unwrapping and scientific examination of his mummified body (the last such investigation to have been carried out in Britain) provided a rare opportunity... (read more)

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God's Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
God's Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
by Sean Kingsley
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In 70 AD, the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus plundered the great Temple of Jerusalem, claiming for themselves a priceless hoard. The golden candelabrum, silver trumpets, the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence—the central icons of... (read more)

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Finding the Walls of Troy Frank Calvert
Finding the Walls of Troy Frank Calvert
by Susan Allen
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"Allen sets into print the story of Frank Calvert, the man really responsible for the discovery of Hisarlik and its identification with ancient Troy. . . . This book presents both new and little-known material and is fascinating in its treatment of... (read more)

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Discoveries: Search for Ancient Rome (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Search for Ancient Rome (Discoveries)
by Claude Moatti
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Though Rome has been destroyed and rebuilt over and over again, traces of the ancient city--the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Trajan's Column--have never completely disappeared. Scholars and treasure hunters, archaeologists and artists, popes and poets have... (read more)

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Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai
by Joseph J. Hobbs
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Amid the high mountains of Egypt's southern Sinai Peninsula stands Jebel Musa, Mount Moses, revered by most Christians and Muslims as Mount Sinai. (Jewish tradition holds that Mount Sinai should remain terra incognita, unlocated, and does not associate... (read more)

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