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    DescriptionFor centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of our past, from Stonehenge to the lost continent of Atlantis. Today, however, DNA testing, radiocarbon dating, and other cutting-edge investigative tools, together with a healthy dose of common sense, are guiding us closer to the truth. Now historian Peter James and archaeologist Nick Thorpe tackle these age-old conundrums, presenting the latest information from the scientific community-and the most startling challenges to traditional explanations of mysteries such as: - The rise and fall of the Maya - A lost cache of Dead Sea Scrolls - The curse of Tutankhamun - The devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah - The Nazca Lines and the Vinland Map - The existence of Robin Hood These true mystery stories twist and turn like a good whodunit, as James and Thorpe present the evidence for and against the expert theories, shedding new light on humankind's age-old struggle to make sense of the past. "Ancient Mysteries" will entertain and enlighten, delight the curious and inform the serious.


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    Title
    Ancient Mysteries
    Subtitle
    Discover the Latest Intriguing, Scientifically Sound Explanations to Age-Old Puzzles...
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter James
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 651
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345434883
    ISBN 10: 0345434889
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    Edition statement
    Trade Pbk.
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    01 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "CHOCK-FULL OF FUN-FACTS, HELPFUL MAPS, AND DIAGRAMS, this lively reference work is an excellent companion volume to Thorpe and James' popular "Ancient Inventions"." "-Archaeology Odyssey "
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    For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of our past, from Stonehenge to the lost continent of Atlantis. Today, however, DNA testing, radiocarbon dating, and other cutting-edge investigative tools, together with a healthy dose of common sense, are guiding us closer to the truth. Now historian Peter James and archaeologist Nick Thorpe tackle these age-old conundrums, presenting the latest information from the scientific community-and the most startling challenges to traditional explanations of mysteries such as: - The rise and fall of the Maya - A lost cache of Dead Sea Scrolls - The curse of Tutankhamun - The devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah - The Nazca Lines and the Vinland Map - The existence of Robin Hood These true mystery stories twist and turn like a good whodunit, as James and Thorpe present the evidence for and against the expert theories, shedding new light on humankind's age-old struggle to make sense of the past. "Ancient Mysteries will entertain and enlighten, delight the curious and inform the serious.