Magic Stones: The Secret World of Ancient MegalithsHardback
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- Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 254mm x 284mm x 34mm | 1,819g
- Publication date: 30 October 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1858944139
- ISBN 13: 9781858944135
- Illustrations note: 250 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 836,848
"Magic Stones" documents, in stunning and evocative photographs, our ancestors' obsession with stone. Throughout Europe stone has been used to create dwellings for the living and the dead, as a canvas for our earliest art, to celebrate the heavens and in ways that are still, even today, beyond our understanding. From the sun-drenched temples of Malta and the great tombs and alignments of Brittany to the labyrinths of icy Finland, this fascinating book explores these stones in their landscape, as part of nature and as a powerful reminder that, thousands of years on, they still hold a certain magic and mystery. This is the most wide-ranging photographic record of ancient European stone structures published to date. It is an inspirational celebration of the beliefs and achievements of our ancient ancestors. It features an authoritative introduction by leading archaeologist Julian Richards.
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Jan Pohribny is a photographer-artist who also works in the fields of design and illustration photography. He teaches at the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. Julian Richards is an archaeologist, writer and broadcaster with a great interest in Stonehenge and associated sites throughout Europe.