Gods, Graves, and Scholars

Gods, Graves, and Scholars

The Story of Archaeology

Book - 1986
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
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

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1986, c1967
Edition: 2nd, rev. and substantially enl. ed., 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9781439509753
9780394743196
0394743199
Characteristics: xiv, 515 p., 32 p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm

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