The Dwellings of Eternity

The Dwellings of Eternity

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by Alberto Siliotti
     
 

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Every culture since prehistory has believed in an eternal life beyond the grave. The supreme expression of artistic and architectural creativity of the greatest human civilizations are the "dwellings of eternity" that were built to cross the oceans of time and to hold the mortal remains of the deceased, often accompanied by priceless treasures, in eternal repose. For…  See more details below

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Every culture since prehistory has believed in an eternal life beyond the grave. The supreme expression of artistic and architectural creativity of the greatest human civilizations are the "dwellings of eternity" that were built to cross the oceans of time and to hold the mortal remains of the deceased, often accompanied by priceless treasures, in eternal repose. For the first time, this book has brought together and described in simple but accurate terms these superb creations of human civilization and universal art, describing the thrilling and adventurous stories of their discovery with new, often unpublished documents.

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ISBN-13:
9780760722763
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2000

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The Dwellings of Eternity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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With many colored plates and covering a plethora of cultures. Well written text accompanies 100's of pictures. Try taking the dust-cover off: makes a beautiful book even more so.