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Ten discoveries that rewrote history

Author: Patrick Hunt
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Patrick Hunt brings his top-ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors - Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they add to our knowledge of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Hunt
ISBN: 9780452288775 0452288770
OCLC Number: 137222757
Notes: "A Plume book."
Description: xiii, 226 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Rosetta Stone: the key to Egyptian history --
Troy: the key to Homer and Greek history --
Nineveh's Assyrian Library: the key to Mesopotamia --
King Tut's tomb: the key to Egypt's God-Kings --
Machu Picchu: the key to Inca architecture --
Pompeii: the key to Roman life --
Dead sea scrolls: the key to Biblical research --
Thera: the key to the Aegean bronze age --
Olduvai Gorge: the key to human evolution --
Tomb of 10,000 warriors: the key to Imperial China.
Responsibility: Patrick Hunt.
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Patrick Hunt brings his top-ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors - Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they add to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History captures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.

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