Lost Histories: Exploring the World's Most Famous Mysteries [NOOK Book]

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Lost Histories looks at some of the great mysteries of the past, telling the stories of the tomb raiders and glory seekers who sought to solve them, and examining legends and historical facts to sort truth from myth.

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Lost Histories: Exploring the World's Most Famous Mysteries

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Overview

Lost Histories looks at some of the great mysteries of the past, telling the stories of the tomb raiders and glory seekers who sought to solve them, and examining legends and historical facts to sort truth from myth.

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Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - Peter Neissa
If you love historical mysteries, legends, and search for lost treasures this is a must-read book. It explores the validity and reality of some of the world's most enduring historical conundrums. The book is divided into five topics: Lost Places, Lost Artifacts, Lost Treasure, Lost People, and Lost Wrecks. Levy explores some of the well-known mysteries, such as the Holy Grail, Atlantis, and Amelia Earhart's flight. However, some of the lesser-known lost histories are what he is best at, such as the legend of El Dorado, which at times has represented the lost gold of Inca Atahualpa, the lost city of Manoa, or a lake in the highlands of Colombia, but more often than not, the gold lust and greed of men. In "The White Ship," Levy explores how a French ship, Le Blanche de Nef, carrying members of the British nobility, was lost with all hands—and the subsequent impact on European history. The period following this catastrophic event came to be known as The Anarchy in Great Britain. The book's fluid prose makes it accessible and intriguing to young and old.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848393196
  • Publisher: Summersdale Publishers Ltd
  • Publication date: 7/15/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,201,042
  • File size: 507 KB

Meet the Author

Joel Levy is the author of The Doomsday Book, A Natural History of the Unnatural World, and Secret History.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     1
Lost Places     3
Atlantis     4
The Temple of Solomon     20
The Library of Alexandria     27
Camelot     37
El Dorado     47
Lost Artefacts, Works and Relics     57
The Ark of the Covenant     58
The lost Dialogues of Aristotle     66
The Holy Grail     74
Shakespeare's lost plays     85
Lost Treasure     97
The treasure of the Dead Sea scrolls     98
King John's jewels     109
The treasure of the Knights Templar     115
Montezuma's hoard     130
Captain Kidd's buried treasure     138
The Oak Island Money Pit     145
Lost People     154
The lost army of Cambyses     155
Boudicca's grave     163
The tomb of Genghis Khan     172
The Lost Colony of Roanoke     179
Amelia Earhart's last flight     189
Lost Wrecks     197
The Persian invasion fleets     199
The White Ship     206
Treasure galleons of the 1715 plate fleet     211
The Franklin expedition     221
References     231
Index     240
About the Author     246
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