History's Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time

History's Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time

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by Brian Haughton
     
 

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History-s Mysteries is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide.
Haughton-s book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, from the 8,000-year-old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India-s magical Taj Mahal; from Rhode Island-s controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic… See more details below

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History-s Mysteries is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide.
Haughton-s book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, from the 8,000-year-old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India-s magical Taj Mahal; from Rhode Island-s controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic Royston Cave in the UK; from the strange medieval castle-village of Rennes-le-Ch+óteau to the massive ancient walled city of Great Zimbabwe.
Using the latest archaeological evidence, History-s Mysteries
explores:
• The incredible archaeological discoveries at the 11,000 year-old sanctuary of Gbekli Tepe in Turkey.
• The heated debate over the 47-million-year-old 'Ida Fossil--could it be the missing link in our evolutionary history?
• The reality behind controversial ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Oak Island Treasure, and Egypt-s "Dendera Lamps."
• What really happened to the Neanderthals?
With 36 photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect reference work for those fascinated by the great mysteries of ancient history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601637321
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
521,528
File size:
3 MB

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