The Mysteries of the Ancient World

The Mysteries of the Ancient World

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Edited by Judith Flanders

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  • Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • Format: Hardback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 282mm x 23mm | 1,247g
  • Publication date: 12 October 1998
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0297824333
  • ISBN 13: 9780297824336
  • Illustrations note: 100 colour and 25 b&
  • Sales rank: 629,303

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The Greatest of the ancient mysteries are explored by experts in the field, in a dramatic re-evaluation of man's past, using archaeology, geology, history and astronomy. Ancient Empires rose and fell, new worlds were conquered and lost. Who were the people and how did their civilizations unfold? In this exciting new series, the reader travels into lost worlds, re-examining ancient history to discover the secrets of the past.In a drastic re-evaluation of man's history, using the high-tech tools of modern archaeology, geology and astronomy, civilizations lost for thousands of years are revealed; only now beiong recognized for the advanced societies they were.

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Table of contents

Part 1 In the beginning: the last Neanderthals, John Hoffecker; the great dinosaur extinction, Douglas Palmer. Part 2 The archaeological evidence: stone circles, Aubrey Burl; decoding the stones, Steven Snape; mummies - unwrapping the past, Rosalie David; geoglyphs, Paul Bahn; the quest for Troy, Donald Easton; who were the druids?, A.P. Fitzpatrick; the Mayan enigma, Constance Cortez; the Viking saga, Peter Schledermann; the Easter Island mystery, Paul Bahn; cloud cities of the Inca, Karen Wise. Part 3 Myths and legends?: lost Atlantis, Jennifer Westwood; the alchemists, Robert Jackson; the holy shroud, Tristran Gray Hulse; the Holy Grail, Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas; the Knights Templar, Nicholas Best.