Hidden History [NOOK Book]


Despite being enmeshed in a culture steeped in technology and science, the magic and mysteries of the ancient world still haunt our imagination. This book brings together a fascinating selection of these ancient enigmas.
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Despite being enmeshed in a culture steeped in technology and science, the magic and mysteries of the ancient world still haunt our imagination. This book brings together a fascinating selection of these ancient enigmas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601639684
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,387,057
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword     7
Introduction     11
Mysterious Places     13
The Lost Land of Atlantis     15
America's Stonehenge: The Puzzle of Mystery Hill     20
Petra: The Mysterious City of Rock     24
The Silbury Hill Enigma     29
Troy: The Myth of the Lost City     34
Chichen Itza: City of the Maya     39
The Sphinx: An Archetypal Riddle     44
The Knossos Labyrinth and the Myth of the Minotaur     49
The Stone Sentinels of Easter Island     54
The Lost Lands of Mu and Lemuria     58
Stonehenge: Cult Center of the Ancestors     63
El Dorado: The Search for the Lost City of Gold     69
The Lost City of Helike     74
The Grand Canyon: Hidden Egyptian Treasure?     79
Newgrange: Observatory, Temple, or Tomb?     83
Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas     88
The Library of Alexandria     93
The Great Pyramid: An Enigma in the Desert     98
Unexplained Artifacts     103
The Nazca Lines     105
The Piri Reis Map     109
The Unsolved Puzzle of the Phaistos Disc     113
The Shroud of Turin     117
The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica     121
Talos: An Ancient Greek Robot?     125
The Baghdad Battery     129
The Ancient Hill Figures of England     133
The Coso Artifact     138
The Nebra Sky Disc     142
Noah's Ark and the Great Flood     146
The Mayan Calendar     151
The Antikythera Mechanism: An Ancient Computer?     155
Ancient Aircraft     161
The Dead Sea Scrolls     166
The Crystal Skull of Doom     171
The Voynich Manuscript     176
Enigmatic People     181
The Bog Bodies of Northern Europe     183
The Mysterious Life and Death of Tutankhamun     188
The Real Robin Hood     192
The Amazons: Warrior Women at the Edge of Civilization     197
The Mystery of the Ice Man     202
The History and Myth of the Knights Templar     207
The Prehistoric Puzzle of the Floresians     212
The Magi and the Star of Bethlehem     217
The Druids     221
The Queen of Sheba     226
The Mystery of the Tarim Mummies     230
The Strange Tale of the Green Children     234
Apollonius of Tyana: Ancient Wonder Worker     239
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table     244
Some Further Mysteries to Ponder     249
Mysterious Places     251
Unexplained Artifacts     253
Enigmatic People     255
Further Information     257
Index     267
About the Author     271
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