Gods Graves Scholars

Autore: C.W. Ceram
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814270
Grandezza: 69,77 MB
Formato: PDF
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C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy. We share the excitement of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood. We rediscover the ruined splendors of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. Here is much of the history of civilization and the stories of the men who rediscovered it. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs

Gods Graves And Scholars

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ISBN: 9780553142686
Grandezza: 23,53 MB
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A highly-readable introduction to archeology that details the expeditions and work of individuals who made such important discoveries as Troy, Pompeii, Teotihuacan, and the Tower of Babel.

Gods Graves Scholars

Autore: C. W. Ceram
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ISBN:
Grandezza: 62,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The White Goddess

Autore: Robert Graves
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265510
Grandezza: 79,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1931
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This labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first published more than fifty years ago, was the outcome of Graves's vast reading and curious research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet's quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explored the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry. This new edition has been prepared by Grevel Lindop, who has written an illuminating introduction. The text of the book incorporates all Graves's final revisions, as well as his replies totwo of the original reviewers, and a long essay in which he describes the months of inspiration in which The White Goddess was written.

Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

Autore: Patrick Hunt
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440628993
Grandezza: 34,70 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 976
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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.

Gods Graves Scholars

Autore: C. W. Ceram
Editore: New York : Knopf
ISBN:
Grandezza: 30,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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The Secret Of The Hittites

Autore: C. W. Ceram
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 71,38 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6172
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Time Detectives

Autore: Brian Fagan
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684818280
Grandezza: 16,59 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5073
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Recent findings of modern archeologists who use technology and scientific methods include the earliest Bronze Age shipwreck and a newly discovered Mayan city

Remarkable Creatures

Autore: Sean B. Carroll
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151014859
Grandezza: 56,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2757
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An award-winning biologist traces the contributions of pioneering scientists to the modern understanding of how Earth and the planet's life evolved, recounting such important discoveries as Darwin's trip around the world, Charles Walcott's discovery of pre-Cambrian life, the Leakeys' probe into humankind's remote past, and the mysteries of DNA.

Keeper Of Genesis

Autore: Robert Bauval
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 144642815X
Grandezza: 20,10 MB
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In Keeper of Genesis, Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock present a tour de force of historical and scientific detective work and answer the following questions: When and where did history begin? When was the genesis of civilisation in Egypt? How and why were the Great Sphinx and the three pyramids of Giza designed to serve as pasrts of an immense three-dimensional model of the sky of 'First Time'? What is contained in the rectangular chamber that seismic surveys have located in the bedrock far below the paws of the sphinx? What lies behind the mysterious doors recently discovered at the end of a previously unexplored shaft inside the Great Pyramid? And does mankind have a rendezvous with destiny - a rendezvous not in the future, but in the distant past - at a precise place and time? Using sophisticated computer simulations of the ancient skies to crack the millenial code that the monuments transcribe, Bauval and Hancock set out a startling new theory concerning the Pyramid Texts and other archaic Egyptian scriptures.