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Lost Cities of China, Central Asia and India
Lost Cities of China, Central Asia and India
by David H Childress
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Rogue adventurer and maverick archaeologist Childress takes the reader on unforgettable journeys in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. Join him as he crosses deserts, mountains, and jungles in search of legendary cities, vast gold treasure... (read more)

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Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor
Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China's First Emperor
by Jane Portal
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Often described as the eighth Wonder of the World, the massive, underground army made from fired clay evokes both awe and curiosity. Who was this powerful Emperor of the Qin Dynasty who needed these warriors to guard him in the afterlife? How were nearly... (read more)

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Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas
Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas
by James E Meacham
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Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai examines the distribution of ancient surface archaeology within the mountainous landscape of northwestern Mongolia. For thousands of years, this region has been inhabited by hunters and pastoral nomads who... (read more)

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Reference Guides to the World's Cinema #10: The Archaeology of the Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka: A Selected Bibliography
Reference Guides to the World's Cinema #10: The Archaeology of the Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka: A Selected Bibliography
by Robert B Ridinger
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Filling a distinct gap in the reference literature of archaeology, this bibliography provides an introduction to the vast and varied literature produced by the practice of archaeology in the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka since the early 19th Century.... (read more)

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Emperor Qin and His Terracotta Warriors: Travel Through the Middle Kingdom
Emperor Qin and His Terracotta Warriors: Travel Through the Middle Kingdom
by Weimin Xu
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Since their excavation, the Terracotta Warriors have impressed the whole world with their artistic, cultural, and scientific significance. They are considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in China and an eighth ?Wonder of the World?. In... (read more)

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Gender and Archaeology Series #8: Gender and Chinese Archaeology
Gender and Archaeology Series #8: Gender and Chinese Archaeology
by Katheryn M. Linduff
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The roles of women in Chinese archaeology, with only a few exceptions, have at worst been overlooked, and at best consigned to conventional Marxist theory that prescribes formulaic frameworks for understanding gender--until now. Renowned archaeologist... (read more)

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The Golden Age of Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from the People's Republic of China
The Golden Age of Archaeology: Celebrated Discoveries from the People's Republic of China
by Xiaoneng Yang
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This introduction to more than 200 masterpieces from the period 5000 BC to the 10th century AD uncovered in China that confirms archaeologists' conclusion that Chinese civilization and art flowered throughout ancient China. 200+ color illustrations.... (read more)

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Terra Cotta Army (09 Edition)
Terra Cotta Army (09 Edition)
by John Man
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The Terra Cotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made. Over seven thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China—and each figure was individually carved... (read more)

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Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization Was Discovered
Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization Was Discovered
by Nayanjot Lahiri
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Just a century ago, scholars believed that civilization in the Indus Valley began three thousand years ago during the Vedic Age. But in the autumn of 1924, John Marshall made an announcement that rocked the understanding of the ancient world and pushed... (read more)

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Ancient India :land of mystery
Ancient India :land of mystery
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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Discoveries: Khmer (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Khmer (Discoveries)
by Thierry Zephir
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed... (read more)

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The Mummies of Urumchi
The Mummies of Urumchi
by Elizabeth Barber
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Some of Ürümchi's mummies date back as far as 4,000 years--contemporary with the famous Egyptian mummies but even more beautifully preserved. Surprisingly, these prehistoric people are not Asian but Caucasoid--tall, large-nosed and blond with thick... (read more)

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China's buried kingdoms
China's buried kingdoms
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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First Emperor Chinas Terracotta Army
First Emperor Chinas Terracotta Army
by Jane Portal
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Standing guard around the tomb of Qin Shihuangdi, the ranks of a terracotta army bear silent witness to the vast power of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty, who unified China in 221 BCE. Six thousand warriors and horses make up the army, while... (read more)

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Wall Paintings From Ancient Shrines in Central Asia
Wall Paintings From Ancient Shrines in Central Asia
by Bruce Miller and Aurel Stein
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In the present volume, first published in 1948 and long out of print, Andrews records and provides insightful analysis of the range of Buddhist wall paintings recovered by Stein at various sites, on the perimeter of the Taklamakan Desert (now in Xinjiang,... (read more)

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Differences Preserved: Reconstructed Tombs from the Liao and Song Dynasties
Differences Preserved: Reconstructed Tombs from the Liao and Song Dynasties
by Hsingyuan Tsao
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Differences Preserved presents works excavated from two sets of tombs in northern China. Tomb objects from the ninth to twelfth centuries, along with reproductions of the lively and vibrant tomb wall murals, serve as the basis for a cultural reassessment... (read more)

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The Terra Cotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation
The Terra Cotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation
by John Man
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The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army
The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army
by Jane Portal
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Mysteries of Ancient China: New Discoveries from the Early Dynasties
Mysteries of Ancient China: New Discoveries from the Early Dynasties
by Jessica Rawson
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Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology in the People's Republic of China
Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology in the People's Republic of China
by Wu Rukang
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