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The Resource The seventy great mysteries of the ancient world : unlocking the secrets of past civilizations, edited by Brian M. Fagan

The seventy great mysteries of the ancient world : unlocking the secrets of past civilizations, edited by Brian M. Fagan

Label
The seventy great mysteries of the ancient world : unlocking the secrets of past civilizations
Title
The seventy great mysteries of the ancient world
Title remainder
unlocking the secrets of past civilizations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian M. Fagan
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Describes various issues in mythology and prehistoric and ancient history, from the Garden of Eden to the effects of meteor impacts, including tombs, writing systems, and the fall of civilizations, and suggests explanations
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 930
  • 001.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • CB311
  • D62
LC item number
  • .S446 2001
  • .S44 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fagan, Brian M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Curiosities and wonders
Label
The seventy great mysteries of the ancient world : unlocking the secrets of past civilizations, edited by Brian M. Fagan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Companion volume to: The seventy wonders of the ancient world
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-297) and index
Contents
Myths & legends : hidden truths? -- Introduction -- 1. The Garden of Eden -- 2. The Biblical flood & Noah's ark -- 3. Moses & the exodus : myth or reality? -- 4. The lost cities of Sodom & Gomorrah -- 5. Atlantis : fact of fiction? -- 6. The Trojan War -- 7. Theseus & the Minotaur -- 8. Jason & the Argonauts -- 9. The ten lost tribes of Israel -- 10. The quest for the Ark of the Covenant -- 11. The star of Bethlehem -- 12. King Arthur & the Holy Grail -- 13. The Turin shroud -- 14. Maya myth : will the world end in 2012? -- 15. Aztlán & the myth of the Aztec migration -- 16. Memories of the dreamtime -- Mysteries of the Stone Age -- Introduction -- 17. The puzzle of human origins -- 18. How did language evolve? -- 19. What happened to the Neanderthals? -- 20. The enigma of Palaeolithic cave art -- 21. Who were the first Australians? -- 22. The first Americans & Kennewick man -- 23. What wiped out the big game animals? -- 24. How did farming begin? -- 25. The mysteries of rock art -- 16. The meaning of the megaliths -- 27. Was there a mother goddess cult? -- 28. The iceman : shepherd or Shaman? -- 29. How did they build Stonehenge? -- 30. Where did the Indo-Europeans come from? -- Ancient civilizations -- Introduction -- 31. Were the ancient Egyptians Black Africans? -- 32. How did they erect pyramids & obelisks? -- 33. The riddle of the Sphinx -- 34. Where was the land of Punt? -- 35. Was Tutankhamun murdered? -- 36. The Tarim mummies : who were they? -- 37. Were the Olmecs African? -- 38. Why did the Carthaginians sacrifice children? -- 39. Ancient oracles : prophets or profiteers? -- 40. Who were the Celts? -- 41. Bog bodies : murder victims or sacrifices? -- 42. The lost legions of Rome -- 43. The mysteries of Mithraism -- 44. Lost city of the Maya : the hunt for site Q -- 45. The mystery of the Nazca lines -- 46. Who built Tiwanaku? -- 47. Why did the Incas sacrifice children? -- 48. How did the Polynesians find their homeland? -- 49. Statutes & survival on Easter Island -- Tombs & lost treasures -- Introduction -- 50. The puzzle of tomb 55 -- 51. The lost tomb of Alexander the Great -- 52. The tomb of China's first emperor -- 53. The hidden treasure of the Dead Sea -- 54. The tomb of Christ -- Ancient & undeciphered scripts -- Introduction -- 55. The origins of writing -- 56. The Proto-Elamite script -- 57. The Indus script -- 58. Linear A & the Phaistos disc -- 59. The origins of the alphabet -- 60. The Etruscan alphabet -- 61. The Meroitic script -- 62. The Zapotec & Isthmian scripts -- 63. Runes & Pictish symbol stones -- 64. Rongorongo -- The fall of civilizations -- Introduction -- 65. The Thera eruption & the fall of the Minoans -- 66. The fall of Rome -- 67. El Niños & the collapse of Moche civilization -- 68. Why did Maya civilization collapse? -- 69. What happened to the Anasazi? -- 70. Catastrophic impacts from outer space?
Control code
ocm48967049
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780500510506
Lccn
2001086842
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 668562
  • (OCoLC)48967049
Label
The seventy great mysteries of the ancient world : unlocking the secrets of past civilizations, edited by Brian M. Fagan
Publication
Note
Companion volume to: The seventy wonders of the ancient world
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-297) and index
Contents
Myths & legends : hidden truths? -- Introduction -- 1. The Garden of Eden -- 2. The Biblical flood & Noah's ark -- 3. Moses & the exodus : myth or reality? -- 4. The lost cities of Sodom & Gomorrah -- 5. Atlantis : fact of fiction? -- 6. The Trojan War -- 7. Theseus & the Minotaur -- 8. Jason & the Argonauts -- 9. The ten lost tribes of Israel -- 10. The quest for the Ark of the Covenant -- 11. The star of Bethlehem -- 12. King Arthur & the Holy Grail -- 13. The Turin shroud -- 14. Maya myth : will the world end in 2012? -- 15. Aztlán & the myth of the Aztec migration -- 16. Memories of the dreamtime -- Mysteries of the Stone Age -- Introduction -- 17. The puzzle of human origins -- 18. How did language evolve? -- 19. What happened to the Neanderthals? -- 20. The enigma of Palaeolithic cave art -- 21. Who were the first Australians? -- 22. The first Americans & Kennewick man -- 23. What wiped out the big game animals? -- 24. How did farming begin? -- 25. The mysteries of rock art -- 16. The meaning of the megaliths -- 27. Was there a mother goddess cult? -- 28. The iceman : shepherd or Shaman? -- 29. How did they build Stonehenge? -- 30. Where did the Indo-Europeans come from? -- Ancient civilizations -- Introduction -- 31. Were the ancient Egyptians Black Africans? -- 32. How did they erect pyramids & obelisks? -- 33. The riddle of the Sphinx -- 34. Where was the land of Punt? -- 35. Was Tutankhamun murdered? -- 36. The Tarim mummies : who were they? -- 37. Were the Olmecs African? -- 38. Why did the Carthaginians sacrifice children? -- 39. Ancient oracles : prophets or profiteers? -- 40. Who were the Celts? -- 41. Bog bodies : murder victims or sacrifices? -- 42. The lost legions of Rome -- 43. The mysteries of Mithraism -- 44. Lost city of the Maya : the hunt for site Q -- 45. The mystery of the Nazca lines -- 46. Who built Tiwanaku? -- 47. Why did the Incas sacrifice children? -- 48. How did the Polynesians find their homeland? -- 49. Statutes & survival on Easter Island -- Tombs & lost treasures -- Introduction -- 50. The puzzle of tomb 55 -- 51. The lost tomb of Alexander the Great -- 52. The tomb of China's first emperor -- 53. The hidden treasure of the Dead Sea -- 54. The tomb of Christ -- Ancient & undeciphered scripts -- Introduction -- 55. The origins of writing -- 56. The Proto-Elamite script -- 57. The Indus script -- 58. Linear A & the Phaistos disc -- 59. The origins of the alphabet -- 60. The Etruscan alphabet -- 61. The Meroitic script -- 62. The Zapotec & Isthmian scripts -- 63. Runes & Pictish symbol stones -- 64. Rongorongo -- The fall of civilizations -- Introduction -- 65. The Thera eruption & the fall of the Minoans -- 66. The fall of Rome -- 67. El Niños & the collapse of Moche civilization -- 68. Why did Maya civilization collapse? -- 69. What happened to the Anasazi? -- 70. Catastrophic impacts from outer space?
Control code
ocm48967049
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9780500510506
Lccn
2001086842
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 668562
  • (OCoLC)48967049

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