Tombs, Graves and Mummies

Tombs, Graves and Mummies : 50 Discoveries in World Archaeology

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Bodies and graves present a unique and exciting aspect of archaeology. Bodies, such as those from Pompeii or the Iceman provide uswith a snapshot, a freeze frame of a moment in the distant past, whereas graves with their goods and evidence of ritual illuminate the lives and society of our ancestors. Continent by Continent Tombs, graves & Mummies moves from Lucy, the 3 million year old australopithecine from Ethiopia to the fate of the Romanova at the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1918, from the Chinchorro mummies ofNorthern Chile, thousands of years older than those of Ancient Egypt, to a cretan human sacrifice interrupted by an earthquake, from the evidence of a neolithic massacre in Germany to the children sacrificed in the Andes to propriate the Gods.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 120 x 120 x 16mm | 950g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 200 colour photograp
  • 0753801272
  • 9780753801277
  • 2,179,370