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The encyclopedia of mysterious places : the life and legends of ancient sites around the world

Author: Robert Ingpen; Philip Wilkinson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking Studio Books, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What drove the Aztecs and their Central American predecessors to perform human sacrifices? Why was Stonehenge built, how were the Neolithic people able to carry the stones hundreds of miles, and what is the significance of their alignments? Questions like these, which cannot be answered with real certainty, add to the air of mystery that surrounds the forty places vividly explored in The Encyclopedia of Mysterious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mythology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ingpen; Philip Wilkinson
ISBN: 0670827940 9780670827947
OCLC Number: 21229195
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Responsibility: Robert Ingpen & Philip Wilkinson.

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"What drove the Aztecs and their Central American predecessors to perform human sacrifices? Why was Stonehenge built, how were the Neolithic people able to carry the stones hundreds of miles, and what is the significance of their alignments? Questions like these, which cannot be answered with real certainty, add to the air of mystery that surrounds the forty places vividly explored in The Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places. For anyone who has ever been captivated by the mysteries abounding in the lore and legends of the past, this is the perfect companion to bring these mysteries of the past vividly to life"--Publisher's description.

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