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Ancient Mysteries: Discover the latest intriguiging, Scientifically sound explinations to Age-old puzzles
: Peter James, Nick Thorpe
: Ancient Mysteries: Discover the latest intriguiging, Scientifically sound explinations to Age-old puzzles
: Ballantine Books
: 2001
ISBN: 978-0345434883
: English
: pdf
: 103,1 mb
: 672

For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher the baffling mysteries of our past, from Stonehenge to the lost continent of Atlantis. Today, however, DNA testing, radiocarbon dating, and other cutting-edge investigative tools, together with a healthy dose of common sense, are guiding us closer to the truth. Now historian Peter James and archaeologist Nick Thorpe tackle these age-old conundrums, presenting the latest information from the scientific communityand the most startling challenges to traditional explanations of mysteries such as:

The rise and fall of the Maya
A lost cache of Dead Sea Scrolls
The curse of Tutankhamun
The devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah
The Nazca Lines and the Vinland Map
The existence of Robin Hood

These true mystery stories twist and turn like a good whodunit, as James and Thorpe present the evidence for and against the expert theories, shedding new light on humankinds age-old struggle to make sense of the past. Ancient Mysteries will entertain and enlighten, delight the curious and inform the serious.







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