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    DescriptionThe most fabled city in ancient Arabia was Ubar, described in the Koran as "the many-columned city whose like has not been built in the whole land." But like Sodom and Gomorrah, Ubar was destroyed by God for the sins of its people. Buried in the desert without a trace, it became the "Atlantis of the Sands." The story of its destruction was retold in The Arabian Nights Entertainments (first published in the New World in 1797 as The Oriental Moralist by an ancestor of Nicholas Clapp's). Over the centuries, many people searched unsuccessfully for the lost city, including the flamboyant Harry St. John Philby, and skepticism grew that there had ever been a real place called Ubar.Then in the 1980s Nicholas Clapp stumbled on the legend. Poring over medieval manuscripts, he discovered that a slip of the pen in A.D. 1460 had misled generations of explorers. In satellite images he found evidence of ancient caravan routes that were invisible on the ground. Finally he organized two expeditions to Arabia with a team of archaeologists, geologists, space scientists, and adventurers. After many false starts, dead ends, and weeks of digging, they uncovered the remains of a remarkable walled city with eight towers, thirty-foot walls, and artifacts dating back 4,000 years - they had found Ubar.


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    Title
    The Road to Ubar
    Subtitle
    Finding the Atlantis of the Sands
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Clapp, Edited by Harry Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 342
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 353 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780395957868
    ISBN 10: 0395957869
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBXM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    B&T General Subject: 800
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000, HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    DC21: 939.49
    DC22: 939/.49, 939.49
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS247.O63 C55 1999
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
    Publication date
    03 September 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Boston