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Sacred places around the world : 108 destinations

Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Consortium of Collective Consciousness, 2004.
Series: Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Olsen, Brad.
Sacred places around the world.
San Francisco, Calif. : Consortium of Collective Consciousness, 2004
(OCoLC)54927990
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Olsen
ISBN: 1888729163 9781888729160 9781888729238 1888729236
OCLC Number: 70785417
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS; NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST; EGYPT : Great Pyramid and the Sphinx; Tell el-Amarna; Thebes; Mount Sinai; IRAN: Persepolis; IRAQ: Ur and Uruk; Babylon; ISRAEL: Jericho and the Dead Sea Caves; Jerusalem; Masada; JORDAN: Petra; LEBANON: Ba'albek; SAUDI ARABIA: Mecca and Medina; TUNISIA: Carthage; THE FAR EAST; CHINA: The Silk Road; Xian; Cave of a Thousand Buddhas; Forbidden City; TIBET : Potala; Mount Kailas; JAPAN: Mount Koya-san; Mount Fuji; Kyoto; Nara; RUSSIAN SIBERIA: Lake Baikal; INDIA AND THE SUB-CONTINENT; BHUTAN: The Himalayas; INDIA: The River Ganges; Khajuraho. Sacred Caves and Lost CitiesHoly Cities of India; Taj Mahal; NEPAL: Kathmandu Valley; PAKISTAN: Mohenjo-daro; SRI LANKA: Anuradhapura; SOUTHEAST ASIA; BURMA: Pagan; CAMBODIA: Temples of Angkor; Phnom Kulen; INDONESIA: Borobudur; Prambanan; THAILAND: Sukhothai; VIETNAM: Cham Towers; Cao Dai Temple; AUSTRALIA AND THE PACIFIC; AUSTRALIA: Arnhem Land; Uluru (Ayers Rock); Sacred Aboriginal Sites; HAWAII: City of Refuge; Haleakala; MICRONESIA: Nan Modal; NEW ZEALAND: Mount Cook; North Island Sacred Volcanoes; TONGA: Mu'a; Malden Island; SOUTH AMERICA; BOLIVIA: Tiahuanaco; Lake Titicaca. BRAZIL: Amazon RainforestCHILE: Easter Island; ECUADOR: Vilcabamba; PERU: Machu Picchu and Cuzco; Nazca Lines; CENTRAL AMERICA; GUATEMALA: Tikal; Piedras Negras; HONDURAS: Copán; MEXICO: Guadalupe; Palenque; Chichén Itzá; La Venta; Monte Albán; Tenochtitlán; Teotihuacán; NORTH AMERICA; CANADA: Saint Joseph's Oratory; Sainte-Anne de Beaupré; ARIZONA: Sedona Vortices; CALIFORNIA: Mission Trail; Mount Shasta; FLORIDA: Coral Castle; ILLINOIS: Cahokia Mounds; NEW HAMPSHIRE: America's Stonehenge; NEW MEXICO: Chaco Canyon; WYOMING: Bighorn Medicine Wheel; SUB-SAHARA AFRICA. SAHARA DESERT : Ancient Rock DrawingsTimbuktu; ETHIOPIA: Axum; TANZANIA: Mount Kilimanjaro; Laetoli Plain; Zanzibar; EUROPE; BRITISH ISLES: Avebury; Glastonbury; Stone Circles of the British Isles; Stonehenge; FRANCE: Carnac; Chartres Cathedral; Lourdes; Mont Saint Michel and Saint Michael's Line; GREECE: Acropolis of Athens; Delphi; Knossos; IRELAND: Newgrange; ITALY: Pompeii; St. Peter's Basilica; MALTA: Tarxien; PORTUGAL: Fátima; SPAIN: Prehistoric Caves; Montserrat; Santiago de Compostela; TURKEY: Cappadochia (Göreme); Ephesus; Hagia Sophia; Back Matter; Bibliography. Tour Outfitters to Sacred PlacesIndex; Color Insert Photos.
Series Title: Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series.
Responsibility: written, photographed and illustrated by Brad Olsen.

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World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions.

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