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Hidden History : Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries.

Author: Brian Haughton
Publisher: Franklin Lakes : Red Wheel Weiser, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An archaeologist explores history's most fascinating enigmas, from the ancient Druids to the mysteries of the Mayan calendar and the lost city of Atlantis. Across thousands of years of history, so-called lost civilizations still speak to us through their artifacts and architecture. In Hidden History, archaeologist Brian Haughton fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history using the latest available  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Haughton, Brian.
Hidden History : Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries.
Franklin Lakes : Red Wheel Weiser, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Haughton
ISBN: 9781601639684 1601639686
OCLC Number: 1056910461
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Part I: Mysterious Places; The Lost Land of Atlantis; America's Stonehenge: The Puzzle of Mystery Hill; Petra: The Mysterious City of Rock; The Silbury Hill Enigma; Troy: The Myth of the Lost City; Chichén Itzá: City of the Maya; The Sphinx: An Archetypal Riddle; The Knossos Labyrinth and the Myth of the Minotaur; The Stone Sentinels of Easter Island; The Lost Lands of Mu and Lemuria; Stonehenge: Cult Center of the Ancestors; El Dorado: The Search for the Lost City of Gold; The Lost City of Helike; The Grand Canyon: Hidden Egyptian Treasure? Newgrange: Observatory, Temple, or Tomb?Machu Picchu: Lost City of the Incas; The Library of Alexandria; The Great Pyramid: An Enigma in the Desert; Part II: Unexplained Artifacts; The Nazca Lines; The Piri Reis Map; The Unsolved Puzzle of the Phaistos Disc; The Shroud of Turin; The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica; Talos: An Ancient Greek Robot?; The Baghdad Battery; The Ancient Hill Figures of England; The Coso Artifact; The Nebra Sky Disc; Noah's Ark and the Great Flood; The Mayan Calendar; The Antikythera Mechanism: An Ancient Computer?; Ancient Aircraft; The Dead Sea Scrolls. The Crystal Skull of DoomThe Voynich Manuscript; Part III: Enigmatic People; The Bog Bodies of Northern Europe; The Mysterious Life and Death of Tutankhamun; The Real Robin Hood; The Amazons: Warrior Women at the Edge of Civilization; The Mystery of the Ice Man; The History and Myth of the Knights Templar; The Prehistoric Puzzle of the Floresians; The Magi and the Star of Bethlehem; The Druids; The Queen of Sheba; The Mystery of the Tarim Mummies; The Strange Tale of the Green Children; Apollonius of Tyana: Ancient Wonder Worker; King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Part IV: Some Further Mysteries to PonderMysterious Places; Unexplained Artifacts; Enigmatic People; Further Information; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; About the Author.

Abstract:

An archaeologist explores history's most fascinating enigmas, from the ancient Druids to the mysteries of the Mayan calendar and the lost city of Atlantis. Across thousands of years of history, so-called lost civilizations still speak to us through their artifacts and architecture. In Hidden History, archaeologist Brian Haughton fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history using the latest available data and a common sense, open-minded approach. Divided into three sections, this expertly researched volume shares the secrets of Mysterious Places, Unexplained Artifacts, and Enigmatic People. Haughton introduces readers to the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, from the labyrinthine palace of Knossos on Crete to the pyramids of Egypt, the remote jungle temples of Peru, and the megalithic mystery of Stonehenge. But he also goes further to explore historical puzzles like the Coso Artifact, the possibility of ancient flight, and the Voynich Manuscript, as well as mysterious peoples from the Magi and the Druids to the Knights Templar and the Green Children. With more than 50 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those interested in the archaeology of these great enigmas.

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