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Recreating the Past [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Victor Ambrus , Michael Aston
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28 Feb 2001
Since 1994, when the first "Time Team" program was broadcast, archaeology has been brought to life for millions of people by Victor Ambrus and Mick Aston. Victor has produced hundreds of sketches and drawings of archaeological sites and the lives of those who would have inhabited them. For the first time, his drawings of individual excavations have been brought together to provide a dramatic chronological survey of British history--from Stone Age to modern via the Romans, the Vikings, and more. Add to this Mick Aston's lively explanations and photographs, and you have an archaeological collaboration which is guaranteed to delight.


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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press LTD (28 Feb 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752419099
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752419091
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 611,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Victor Ambrus is an illustrator who has delighted many television viewers with his drawings for the "Time Team" excavations. He has also written Drawing "on Archaeology: Bringing History Back to Life." Mick Aston is chief archeologist on "Time Team "and the author of "Mick's Archaeology." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb drawings from Time Team by Victor Ambrus 21 Jun 2001
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This great little book includes a good range of Victor's historical drawings, many of which are from Channel 4's Time Team programme. The drawings really help to bring the past to life, and there is a very helpful commentary by Mick Aston.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recreating the past - Excellent! 17 May 2009
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This is a great book if you are in to history and what things actually looked like at the time. Victor Ambrus is a brillient historical artist - I first became aware of him through the TV program "Time Team". One of the best uses of this book that I have seen is to use it as a good pictorial basis for historical modelling or recreation - I can't recommend it enough. Its a shame that it appears to be currently out of print and that I had to get it secondhand through Amazon marketplace.
If you are in to your History and good accurate drawings get this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recreating the Past 7 Nov 2009
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Well done book with wonderful illustrations. A must for anyone interested in history and/or archeology. Even a genealogist might find it of interest to give a window into the living conditions in a specific time period.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Victor Ambrus 15 July 2009
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I'm a great fan/collector of Victor Ambrus' work, and this is another superb example of a great illustrator at the peak of his skills!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time, Team! 1 April 2014
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Any fan of time team and that fab artist victor will love this book, crammed full of Victors sketches through periods of history. A real keeper.
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