Gods Graves Scholars The Story Of Archaeology

Author: C.W. Ceram
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0394743199
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C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy. We share the excitement of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood. We rediscover the ruined splendors of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. Here is much of the history of civilization and the stories of the men who rediscovered it.

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Gods Graves And Scholars The Story Of Archaeology

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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN: B005320PBO
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From the Foreword: "My book was written without scholarly pretensions. My aim was to portray the dramatic qualities of archaeology, its human side. I was not afraid to digress now and then and to intrude my own personal reflections on the course of events. Nor have I shied away from prying into purely personal relationships. All this has produced a book that the expert may condemn as 'unscientific." But I wanted the book to be that way. Archaeology, I found, comprehended all manner of excitement and achievement...."

Gods Graves Scholars

Author: C.W. Ceram
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307814270
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C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative.

Gods Graves And Scholars

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ISBN: 9780553142686
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A highly-readable introduction to archeology that details the expeditions and work of individuals who made such important discoveries as Troy, Pompeii, Teotihuacan, and the Tower of Babel.

Three Stones Make A Wall

Author: Eric H. Cline
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884616
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Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the exciting new discoveries being made today, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.

Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

Author: Patrick Hunt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440628993
Size: 55.59 MB
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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 ...

Sea Of Storms

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400852080
Size: 40.52 MB
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In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to ...

Archaeology Sexism And Scandal

Author: Alan Kaiser
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442230033
Size: 22.29 MB
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Using the photographs and letters of archaeologist Mary Ross Ellingson (1906-1993) the author describes the 1931 excavations at Olynthus, led by David Robinson and recounts how the unearthing of private homes-rather than public spaces ...

The First Americans

Author: James Adovasio
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307565718
Size: 76.75 MB
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At its heart, The First Americans is the story of the revolution in thinking that Adovasio and his fellow archaeologists have brought about, and the firestorm it has ignited.

The Bible Unearthed

Author: Israel Finkelstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743223381
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In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors.

Lives In Ruins

Author: Marilyn Johnson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062127225
Size: 61.56 MB
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The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones—the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic islands, ...

Uncovering The Past

Author: William H. Stiebing
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195089219
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This study focuses on the development of archaeology as a discipline, tracing the milestones in the evolution of systematic excavation.