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on 20 May 2004
This somewhat hefty book is a collection of seventy articles, written by 28 respected archaeologists and historians. These articles cover a range of topics, such as "The Riddle of the Sphinx," "The Tomb of Christ," "The Indus Script," and "The Fall of Rome." Most are about 5 or so pages, and come complete with color pictures and maps.
I found this to be quite an enchanting book. The topics are all fascinating, and the subject matters are handled in a no-nonsense, scientific manner. Indeed, the authors of this book have little time for non-conventional theories, and reject the works of Thor Heyerdahl, Marija Gimbutas, Afro-centrists, and many others. As such, if you are a partisan of such theorists, you are certain to find this book quite irritating.
Overall, though, I did enjoy this book. It covers so many topics in an interesting way, providing a good deal of basic information. I highly recommend it.
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on 26 April 2015
A bit disappointed with this book, but still a good read.
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on 9 January 2015
Food for thought - a veritable feast!
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on 14 September 2016
Decent condition and a good read
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on 5 January 2013
this is a real tour de force!! well written without patronising you, the illustrations are gorgeous, highly reccommended, get it!!
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on 22 June 2013
Trying to cover so much in one book proved hard and so it didn't go into each subject deeply enough for me.
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on 18 December 2015
Excellent Thank you
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