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30-second Ancient Egypt: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilisation Each Explained in Half a Minute

We've all heard of pyramids, hieroglyphs and Cleopatra, but how much do you really know about ancient Egypt? Why was the Nile integral to the unification of Egypt? What is the mystery surrounding Quee..

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Amazons, The: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World

Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, an..

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Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Discover the magic of ancient Egypt in this comprehensive text. This book of the dead is by two of the greatest translators of Egyptian and sacred texts in the history of those genres. E.A. Wallis Bud..

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Ancient Paths : Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization. Inspired by a chance discovery, Robb became fascinated with the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, ..

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Ancient Worlds: An Epic History of East and West

"A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity." (Peter Frankopan (The Silk Roads)). "This vivid and engaging book brings to life some of the most important mom..

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Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent

Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advoca..

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Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost To..

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Bog Bodies Uncovered, The: Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery

It is time for a new book about bog bodies: the number of known bodies is growing. Lindow Man, the famous Pete Marsh discovered in Cheshire in the 1980s, has been joined by new finds from Ireland and ..

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By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale..

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Chronicles of the Ancient World

Sumeria, c.3500 BC, witnessed the birth of the world's very first city by the rich and fertile banks of the Uruk. Over the next four millennia, the social and cultural landscape would change beyond re..

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Curse of the Pharaohs' Tombs', The: Tales of the Unexpected Since the Days of Tutankhamun

The Curse of the Pharaoh's Tombs is the definitive book on Ancient Egyptian tomb curses, providing new information and data never before published whilst exploring the many incidents and deaths associ..

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Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman peo..

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First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world-the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. ..

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Great Archaeologists

Organized into six thematic sections, The Great Archaeologists gives short, vivid biographies and fresh assessments of the achievements of 70 of the worlds greatest practitioners, written by a 40-stro..

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Harry Mount's Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus

Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of archite..

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Tom Holland's 'stirring new translation' (Telegraph) of Herodotus' Histories, one of the great books in Western history - now in paperback. The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of ..

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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, "Decline & Fall" is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly s..

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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-century Palestine

What was it like to live in the time of Jesus? What did people eat? Who did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe? The answer..

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Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

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,..

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Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation - The Sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods

Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lo..

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Mankind : Story of All of Us

Telling the story of humankind as never before, this book based on a major new History Channel series follows the journey of man's first steps out of Africa through the creation of empires, to the glo..

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Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science is Rewriting Their Story

For too long the Neanderthals have been seen as dim-witted evolutionary dead-enders who looked and behaved completely differently from us, but in recent years their story has been transformed thanks t..

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Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

'This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past' Judith Rice, Guardian 'Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about tha..

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Riddle of the Labyrinth : The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation

The decoding of Linear B is one of the world's greatest stories: from the discovery of a cache of ancient tablets recording a lost prehistoric language to the dramatic solution of the riddle nearly se..

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Riddle of the Labyrinth:  Deciphering of Linear B & the Discovery of a Lost Civilisation

The decoding of Linear B is one of the world's greatest stories: from the discovery of a cache of ancient tablets recording a lost prehistoric language to the dramatic solution of the riddle nearly se..

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Story of Egypt, The

The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans 9000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, h..

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Threshold of Democracy : Athens in 403 B.C.

In this Reacting to the Past game, the classroom is transformed into Athens in 403 B.C. In the wake of Athenian military defeat and rebellion, advocates of democracy have reopened the Assembly, but st..

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VSI: Ancient Greece :

The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably dif..

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Woman Who Would be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt's throne without status as a king's son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household...

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Writings from Ancient Egypt

'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered' In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and sta..

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