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Prehistoric Henges
Prehistoric Henges
Written by Aubrey Burl
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747801238
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Prehistoric Henges

Written by Aubrey Burl


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $13.95

Stonehenge is just one of almost a hundred vast circular earthworks built in the British Isles over four thousand years ago. Known as henges, they remain one of the mysteries of prehistoric Britain. Unlike stone circles, which are their counterparts in the west, henges have generally been ignored. With their overgrown... Read more >
Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun
Written by Zahi Hawass, Photographed by Sandro Vannini
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426202643
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Tutankhamun
The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
Written by Zahi Hawass
Photographed by Sandro Vannini


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $40.00

Mysterious boy king Tutankhamun returns to the U.S. in 2008, bringing rare treasures never before seen outside Egypt. For the millions of fans wanting a keepsake and chronicle of this magnificent new exhibition, this book will delight. Created by world-renowned art historians under the guidance of Zahi Hawass—director of Egypt’s Supreme... Read more >
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Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit
Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit
Written by David S. Whitley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026365
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Cave Paintings and the Human Spirit
The Origin of Creativity and Belief
Written by David S. Whitley


Format: Hardcover, 322 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2008
Price: $25.99

The magnificent prehistoric art discovered in caves throughout France and Spain raises many questions about early human culture. What do these superbly rendered paintings of horses, bison, and enigmatic human figures and symbols mean? How can we explain the sudden flourishing of artistic creativity at such a high level? And in... Read more >
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Written by Fredrik Hiebert
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426202957
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Afghanistan
Hidden Treasures
Written by Fredrik Hiebert


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $30.00

Almost 30 years ago, a precious trove of art was spirited away from the National Museum of Afghanistan by a small group of "keyholders" —museum guards, curators, and antiquities lovers who risked their lives to save the country’s cultural treasures. Their actions spared these magnificent pieces from the threat of destruction... Read more >
Glorious Mud!
Glorious Mud!
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780978846008
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Glorious Mud!
Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Wester n Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia
Written by Gus W. Van Beek and Ora Van Beek


Format: Hardcover, 542 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2007
Price: $99.95

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples as well as simple shops and homes. Research conducted over the last several decades has enabled archaeologists and... Read more >
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Ancient Mysteries
Ancient Mysteries
Written by Peter James and Nick Thorpe
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307414601
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Ancient Mysteries
Discover the latest intriguiging, Scientifically sound explinations to Age-old puzzles
Written by Peter James and Nick Thorpe


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $17.99

What was the Minotaur? Did a Welsh prince discover America? Did Robin Hood really exist? How does the Star of Bethlehem fit into the science of astronomy? Is the Vinland Map a fake? Can archaeologists use spirit messages to guide their work?

For centuries, philosophers, scientists, and charlatans have attempted to decipher... Read more >
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Mirage
Mirage
Written by Nina Burleigh, Read by Cassandra Campbell
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781415945155
Our Price: $20.00

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Mirage
Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
Written by Nina Burleigh
Read by Cassandra Campbell


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $20.00

Little more than two hundred years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation–and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt.

It was not until 1798, when an... Read more >
Ice Maiden
Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
Written by Johan Reinhard


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 21, 2006
Price: $14.95

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest that yielded no fewer than... Read more >
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Ice Maiden
Ice Maiden
Written by Johan Reinhard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780792259121
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Ice Maiden
Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
Written by Johan Reinhard


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $14.95

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest that yielded no fewer than... Read more >
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The Buried Soul
The Buried Soul
Written by Timothy Taylor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807046678
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The Buried Soul
How Humans Invented Death
Written by Timothy Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 15, 2005
Price: $20.00

Do cannibals exist? Is there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. This book is a radical adventure into the sepulchral world. Read more >
Ice Maiden
Ice Maiden
Written by Johan Reinhard
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792268383
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Ice Maiden
Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes
Written by Johan Reinhard


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2005
Price: $26.00

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest that yielded no fewer than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Written by Zahi Hawass and Zahi Hawass
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780792238737
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
Official Companion Book to the Exhibition sponsored by National Geographic
Written by Zahi Hawass and Zahi Hawass


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2005
Price: $35.00

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