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The Atlas of mysterious places : the world's unexplained sacred sites, symbolic landscapes, ancient cities and lost lands

Author: Jennifer Westwood
Publisher: New York : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Includes material on the Glastonbury, T'ai Shan, Notre Dame Cathedral at Chartres, Stonehenge, the Delphi oracle, the Tower of Babel, North American mounds, Shangri-La, Atlantis, the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Nazca Lines Site in Peru, Easter Island, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Pueblo sites in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Angkor, Cambodia, Troy, Jerusalem, Mecca, the English leys, and Eldorado.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Atlas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Westwood
ISBN: 1555841309 9781555841300
OCLC Number: 14718247
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Glastonbury : the legendary Avalon --
Glastonbury's temple of the stars --
T'ai shan : a sacred Chinese mountain --
The symbolism of Chartres --
The powers behind Chartres --
The mystic temple of Stonehenge --
Stonehenge revisited --
Avebury : an ancient fertility centre --
Santiago de Compostela : shrine of St James --
Newgrange : a wealth of prehistoric symbols --
The megalithic avenues of Carnac --
Cumae : an ancient cave of prophecy --
The oracle at Delphi --
The Externsteine : a German sanctuary --
Malta : shrines to an earth mother --
Giza : the riddle of the great pyramid --
Champions of pyramidology --
Palenque : a Mayan ceremonial centre --
The unique face of the Maya --
Mecca : the magnetic city --
The beating heart of Islam --
Jerusalem : the holy city of God --
Takht-i Sulaiman : city of the royal fire --
The fire of the Zoroastrian faith --
The fabulous tower of Babel --
Temple-towers of the near east --
Nasca : the patterns of Peru --
The people behind the lines --
Mazes and labyrinths : symbols of the soul --
Ayers rock : the dreamtime sanctuary --
The earth mounds of North America --
Geomancy : mysterious art of placement --
Leys on the English landscape --
The giant statues of Easter Island --
The chalk giant of Cerne Abbas --
Hill figures of Old England --
Machu Picchu : fabulous Inca citadel --
Exploring old Peru --
Chaco Canyon : the Pueblo communities --
The four corners country --
Teotihuacan : mysterious city of the gods --
Aztecs, Toltecs and Olmecs --
Great Zimbabwe : African trade centre --
The riches of great Zimbabwe --
Angkor : the Hindu temple city --
The legacy of the Khmer people --
Knossos : the labyrinthine city --
Susa : glorious city of the Persians --
The legendary city of Troy --
The protagonists of Troy --
Petra : the city of tombs --
Mohenjo-Daro : the first planned city --
Atlantis : a paradise lost? --
They found Atlantis? --
The vanished domain of Lyonesse --
Lemuria : the elusive continent --
Advocates of lost Lemuria --
Shangri-La : the secret utopia --
Eldorado : the fabulous golden realm --
Digging for South American gold.
Other Titles: World's unexplained sacred sites, symbolic landscapes, ancient cities and lost lands
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Westwood.

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Includes material on the Glastonbury, T'ai Shan, Notre Dame Cathedral at Chartres, Stonehenge, the Delphi oracle, the Tower of Babel, North American mounds, Shangri-La, Atlantis, the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Nazca Lines Site in Peru, Easter Island, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Pueblo sites in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Teotihuacan, Mexico, Angkor, Cambodia, Troy, Jerusalem, Mecca, the English leys, and Eldorado.

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