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Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries

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Despite being enmeshed in a culture steeped in technology and science, the magic and mysteries of the ancient world can still haunt our imagination.
Through their architecture, artefacts and deeds, ancient cultures speak to us across thousands of dusty years-from the labyrinthine palace of Knossos on Crete and the lofty pyramids of Egypt to the remotest jungle temples of Peru and the megalithic mystery of ...
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Overview

Despite being enmeshed in a culture steeped in technology and science, the magic and mysteries of the ancient world can still haunt our imagination.
Through their architecture, artefacts and deeds, ancient cultures speak to us across thousands of dusty years-from the labyrinthine palace of Knossos on Crete and the lofty pyramids of Egypt to the remotest jungle temples of Peru and the megalithic mystery of Stonehenge.

Hidden History brings together a fascinating selection of these ancient enigmas, arranging them into three sections: Mysterious Places, Unexplained Artefacts, and Enigmatic People.
You'll discover fascinating facts about:


  • The Great Sphinx-Mysticism and archaeology collide in the ongoing debate over this enigmatic monument.
  • Mystery Hill-Who built the intriguing megalithic complex lying 40 miles north of Boston?
  • The Antikythera Mechanism-An ancient Greek computer found beneath the Aegean Sea.
  • The Giant Hill-Figures of England-The Uffington White Horse and other huge chalk figures cut into the English countryside thousands of years ago.
  • The Queen of Sheba-Clues to the real identity of this mighty ruler famous for her Biblical visit to King Solomon
  • Newgrange-Hundreds of years older than the Giza Pyramid and Stonehenge. Who were the builders of this Irish megalithic monument?

Hidden History fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history using the latest available data and a common sense, open-minded approach. The book discusses not only ancient history's major mysteries, but also some of the puzzles of alternative history-like the "Coso Artefact," the possibility of ancient flight, and themysterious "Voynich Manuscript"-as well as mysterious peoples from the Magi and the Druids to the Knights Templar and the Green Children.

With more than 50 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those interested in the archaeology of these great enigmas.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564148971
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,276,075
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Haughton is a qualified archaeologist, with an interest in the strange and unusual. He is a graduate of Nottingham (B.A. in Archaeology) and Birmingham (M. Phil in Greek Archaeology) Universities. His Mysterious People website, devoted to the lives of enigmatic people, has had more than half a million visitors in three years. He currently lives, writes, and teaches in Greece.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2007

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    I was immediately impressed at the intelligent approach of this author's writing. The topics covered are diverse with relatively brief, fact-based, fascinating accounts of mysterious places, curious and unexplainable artifacts and other strange and unusual historical events and people. There is no question that this author put considerable time and research into each of the many areas covered. I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written book.

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