Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

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The world's greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors--Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, "Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History" captures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0452288770
  • 9780452288775
  • 707,527

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"For lay readers and beginning students in archaeology and ancient history, this book will serve as an enjoyable, wide-ranging introduction to the importance of archaeology in writing-or rewriting-history."—Library Journalshow more

About Patrick Hunt

Patrick Hunt is an American archeologist and author. Dr. Hunt has directed the Stanford University Alpine Archaeology Project since 1994, and has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society since 1989. In 2011, he appeared as an expert on Spike's TV show Deadliest Warrior. His books include Carravaggio (Life & Times), Rembrandt: His Life in Art, Alpine Archaeology, and Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History.show more