Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History: The World's Greatest Archaeological Finds and What They Tell Us About Lost Civilizations
Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History: The World's Greatest Archaeological Finds and What They Tell Us About Lost Civilizations  -     By: Patrick Hunt, Jane Fleming
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Plume
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.31 X 0.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0452288770
ISBN-13: 9780452288775

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The world’s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations

Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors—Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History captures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.

Author Bio

Patrick Hunt earned his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, University of London, and is in his twenty-fifth year at Stanford. For over fifteen years, he directed the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project, and his research has been sponsored by the National Geographic Society's Expedition Council. He is also a National Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America and on a national committee of that organization as well as an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He has authored twenty books and 100+ articles, and often appears as a scholar on PBS, National Geographic, NOVA, as well as consulting for BBC and other documentary productions. www.patrickhunt.net

Editorial Reviews

"For lay readers and beginning students in archaeology and ancient history, this book will serve as an enjoyable, wide-ranging introduction to the importance of archaeology in writing-or rewriting-history."—Library Journal

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