Cities of the Dead: Finding Lost Civilizations

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There's a legend about a great empire that was swallowed up by the sea. Another tale tells of a beautiful city that was buried under ash and falling rock. Did these civilizations ever really exist? And if so, can traces of them be found? That's where archeologists come in. From the harshest deserts to the deepest oceans, they search the world for lost civilizations.
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Overview

There's a legend about a great empire that was swallowed up by the sea. Another tale tells of a beautiful city that was buried under ash and falling rock. Did these civilizations ever really exist? And if so, can traces of them be found? That's where archeologists come in. From the harshest deserts to the deepest oceans, they search the world for lost civilizations.
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Table of Contents

Overheard at a Site: Can You Dig It?     8
See for Yourself: Lost and Found     10
Who's Who?: The Archeology Team     12
Ancient Ubar: Lost City of Arabia     15
Atlantis: Island of Dreams     27
Easter Island: Secrets of the Statues     35
Flashback: Key Dates in Archeology     46
Ripped from the Headlines: In the News     48
Real Stuff: Tools of the Trade     50
Careers: Help Wanted: Archeologist     52
Resources     56
Dictionary     59
Index     62
Author's Note     64
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