The Atlas of Lost Cities

The Atlas of Lost Cities : Legendary Cities Rediscovered

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"The Atlas of Lost Cities" explores some of the most extraordinary ancient cities from around the world that have been abandoned, forgotten or hidden by time, and ponders the lessons they can teach us today. This fascinating book examines the role of natural and man-made disasters, rulers and hostile neighbours and the fate of cities built to celebrate religious beliefs and enshrine gods and deities. It traces the lost beauty and ancient wisdom embodied in such key sites as Borobodur in Java and Aphrodisias in Turkey and examines the causes of the failure of cities such as Niya in Central Asia and Mesa Verde in Colorado that had thrived for centuries. This is a thought-provoking and illuminating reference work for everyone fascinated by ancient civilizations.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 240 x 280 x 24mm | 1,161.19g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Godsfield Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 160
  • 1841813273
  • 9781841813271
  • 1,053,779

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About Brenda Rosen

A full-time author and editor, Brenda Rosen is a student of mythic traditions and ancient cultures. She is the author of a number of titles on mythological and spiritual themes, including Mermaid Wisdom for Godsfield Press and Crystal Basics for Hamlyn. Location: Chicago, USA.

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