The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World

The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World

Unlocking the Secrets of Past Civilizations

Book - 2001
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David Brown Book Co
Some of the ancient world's most enigmatic and fascinating mysteries are introduced here in an entertaining mixture of informative text by specialists and colour photographs, maps and diagrams.
Some of the ancient world's most enigmatic and fascinating mysteries are introduced here in an entertaining mixture of informative text by specialists and colour photographs, maps and diagrams. The 70 mysteries are divided into six sections: Myths and legends; Mysteries of the Stone Age; Ancient civilizations; Tombs and lost treasures; Ancient and undeciphered scripts; The fall of civilizations. They include the quest for the Ark of the Covenant, the Turin Shroud, the origin of humans and language, the Mother Goddess cult, the Iceman, the nationality of ancient Egyptians and the Olmecs, Rome's lost legions, Easter Island, Christ's tomb, the origins of the alphabet, runes, the fall of the Minoans and asteroid impacts. The sheer quantity of mysteries discussed means that some questions are inevitably left unanswered but the volume succeeds in its aim to inform the general reader whilst encouraging further research.

Baker & Taylor
Describes various issues in mythology and prehistoric and ancient history, from the Garden of Eden to the effects of meteor impacts, including tombs, writing systems, and the fall of civilizations, and suggests explanations.

Norton Pub
Some of the ancient world's most enigmatic and fascinating mysteries are introduced here in an entertaining mixture of informative text by specialists and colour photographs, maps and diagrams. The 70 mysteries are divided into six sections: Myths and legends; Mysteries of the Stone Age; Ancient civilizations; Tombs and lost treasures; Ancient and undeciphered scripts; The fall of civilizations. They include the quest for the Ark of the Covenant, the Turin Shroud, the origin of humans and language, the Mother Goddess cult, the Iceman, the nationality of ancient Egyptians and the Olmecs, Rome's lost legions, Easter Island, Christ's tomb, the origins of the alphabet, runes, the fall of the Minoans and asteroid impacts. The sheer quantity of mysteries discussed means that some questions are inevitably left unanswered but the volume succeeds in its aim to inform the general reader whilst encouraging further research.

Book News
Grouped by their relation to mythology, the stone age, ancient civilizations, tombs and treasures, ancient scripts, and the fall of civilizations, seventy chapters discuss mysteries dealing with ancient figures, legendary places, human evolution, language, cave art, megaliths, human sacrifice, migration, alphabets, runes, and the decline of empires. Four hundred thirty-one color photographs, maps, and other illustrations are prominently featured. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2001
Description: 304 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm
ISBN: 9780500510506
0500510504
Branch Call Number: 930 Sev
Additional Contributors: Fagan, Brian M.

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