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Gods, graves, and scholars : the story of archaeology

Author: C W Ceram; E B Garside
Publisher: New York : A.A.Knopf, 1952.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C W Ceram; E B Garside
OCLC Number: 1447708
Notes: "Originally published in German as Götter, Gräber und Gelehrte."
Description: xi, 426, xvi pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Book of the Statues: 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 --
Book of the pyramids: 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 --
Book of the towers: Botta finds Nineveh --
Grotefend: Schoolteacher deciphers cuneiform --
Rawlinson: Nebuchadnezzar's dictionary in clay --
Layard: Dilettante outwits a Pasha --
George Smith: Story of the flood --
Koldewey: Tower of Babel --
Woolley: Oldest culture in the world --
Book of the temples: Cortes (I): Treasure of Moctezuma --
Cortes (II): Beheaded culture --
John Lloyd Stephens buys a jungle city --
Intermezzo --
Mystery of the abandoned Mayan cities --
Edward Herbert Thompson: Chichen-Itza and the sacred well --
Aztecs, Mayas, and Toltecs: Whence did they come? --
Books that cannot yet be written: New searches in Old Empires.
Other Titles: Götter, Gräber und Gelehrte.
Responsibility: by C.W. Ceram ; translated from the German by E.B. Garside.

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