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Gods, graves, and scholars : the story of archaeology

Author: C W Ceram; E B Garside; Sophie Wilkins
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d, rev. and substantially enl. edView all editions and formats
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An account of major archaeologists' explorations and their discoveries.
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Genre/Form: History
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Ceram, C.W., 1915-1972.
Gods, graves, and scholars.
New York, Knopf, 1967
(OCoLC)600372964
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C W Ceram; E B Garside; Sophie Wilkins
OCLC Number: 284142
Notes: Translation of Götter, Gräber, und Gelehrte.
Description: xvi, 441, xiv pages : illustrations, maps, 32 plates, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: I. The book of the Statues: Pompeii, Troy, Mycenae, Crete --
The Queen of Naples: From her garden to Pompeii --
Winckelmann: Birth of a science --
Interlude: Why search for the past? --
Schliemann (I): Merchant digs for Trojan gold --
Schliemann (II): Mask of Agamemnon --
Schliemann (III): Conflict with the scholars --
Schliemann (IV): Mycenae, Tiryns, and Crete --
Evans: Crete and the Minotaur --
II. The book of the pyramids: The empires of Eypt --
Napolean: In the land of the Pharaohs --
Champollion (I): Mystery of the Rosetta Stone --
Champollion (II): Treason and hieroglyphics --
Belzoni, Lepsius, and Mariette: Life in Ancient Egypt --
Petrie: Tomb of Amenemhet --
Robbers in the valley of the Kings --
Mummies --
Carter: Tomb of Tutankhamen --
Carter: Curse of the Pharaohs --
III. The book of the towers: The kingdoms of Assyria, Babylonia, and Sumeria --
Botta finds Nineveh --
Grotefend: A schoolteacher deciphers cuneiform --
Rawlinson: Nebuchadnezzar's dictionary in clay --
Layard: Dilettante outwits a pasha --
George Smith: The story of the flood --
Koldewey: The Tower of Babel --
Woolley: The oldest culture in the world --
IV. The book of the temples: The empires of the Aztecs, the Mayas, and the toltecs --
Cortés (I): The treasure of Moctezuma --
Cortés (II): The beheaded culture --
John Lloyd Stephens buys a jungle city --
Intermezzo --
The mystery of the abandoned Mayan cities --
Edward Herbert Thompson: Chichén-Itzá and the sacred well --
Aztecs, Mayas, and Toltecs: Whence did they come? --
V. Books that cannot yet be written --
New searches in Old Empires --
Chronological tables --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Götter, Gräber, und Gelehrte.
Responsibility: by C.W. Ceram ; translated from the German by E.B. Garside and Sophie Wilkins.

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