Mysteries of the Oracles: The Last Secrets of AntiquityPaperback
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- Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
- Format: Paperback | 291 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 22mm | 299g
- Publication date: 26 June 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1845114027
- ISBN 13: 9781845114022
- Illustrations note: 1 Illustrations, 1 plan
- Sales rank: 1,267,619
Written in a first person "quest for knowledge hidden for thousands of years" style this is an entertaining trip around Greece, ancient and modern in search of "the last secrets of antiquity". There is, to be fair also a surprising amount of detailed research on Greek Oracles, and the ways in which they were viewed by contemporaries.
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Philipp Vandenberg is an internationally acclaimed archaeological writer. His first book, The Curse of the Pharaohs, became a bestseller and was the first of many popular books on similar themes including Nefertiti, The Golden Pharaoh and The Forgotten Pharaoh. He is one of Germany's most successful authors and his books have been translated into 33 languages.
"Accounts of the major achievements of the great archaeologists have spawned scores of best-selling books. The result [of Philipp Vandenberg's book] is engrossing. - Houston Post...a history filled with chicanery, treachery, deceit, cupidity, violence and even beauty, love and compassion. Philipp Vandenberg's Oracles may be safely consulted for hours of delightful and startling reading. - San Diego Magazine"