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    Lost Cities of the Ancient World (Hardback) By (author) Joel Levy


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    DescriptionCountless cities have risen and fallen over the past 10,000 years of urban history. Some were true metropolises, capitals that governed entire empires and inspired awe and wonder as the marvels of their age, yet today they are remembered only by historians, or have passed out of memory altogether. Occasionally, however, archaeology can help to reconstruct something of their lost splendour and tell us of the lives that were lived there."Lost Cities" surveys 28 of the greatest of these fossil cities, abandoned and ruined but still able to invoke the grandeur of ages past. Richly illustrated with full colour and black-and-white archival photos, the book reveals the stories behind great metropolises such as Petra, the rock-carved rose city in the desert of what is now Jordan; Great Zimbabwe, the capital of the once-mighty southern African Shona empire; and Mohenjo-Daro, centre of one of the world's earliest civilizations in the Indus Valley, together with better known examples such as Troy, Babylon, Angkor and Machu Picchu.

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    Lost Cities of the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joel Levy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 264 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,039 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845379421
    ISBN 10: 184537942X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: D
    DC22: 930
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Illustrations note
    over 80 full-colour & black & white images
    New Holland Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    New Holland Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    29 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Joel Levy is a writer specialising in ancient history and anthropology. He is the author of several books, including The Atlas of Atlantis and Other Lost Continents (Hamlyn, 2007), Lost Histories (Vision, 2006), The Doomsday Book: Scenarios for the End of the World (Vision, 2005) and Secret History: Hidden Forces that Shaped the Past (Vision, 2004). Joel lives in London.