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    The Atlas of Lost Cities: Legendary Cities Rediscovered (Hardback) By (author) Brenda Rosen

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    Short Description for The Atlas of Lost Cities Explore the cities of yesteryear with a tour around the world. This work helps you discover the intriguing ruins of ancient monuments and structures, including Machu Picchu, Persepolis and Angkor Wat. It features researched artwork reconstructions that show the cities as they would have appeared at the height of their power.
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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.