Unforgettable Ancient Sites: Mysterious Sites, Temple Complexes, Ancient Architecture (Hardcover)

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Unforgettable Ancient Sites includes mysterious megalithic sites that appear to have been built using geometric principles far in advance of their time, pyramids that once ran with sacrificial blood, vast temple complexes, lost cities and stunning works of ancient architecture, these sites all have one thing in common - through them, we can connect with the grandeur of our own history. Fully illustrated with superb photography, it gives each site's history as well as some little known facts and insights into how little we actually know about some of these places. Some of the amazing sites included are the Pyramids of Giza, The Acropolis, the Carnac Stones, the Meroë Pyramids, Carthage, Hierapolis-Pammukale, The Great Wall, Borobudur Temple, Nazca Lines, and Chichen Itza.

Around the globe are places that have the power to transport us back through the ages; places where humankind has left magical monuments that speak to us across the centuries of people and civilizations that have long since passed.  Some are wrapped in mystery.  Why did early hunter-gatherer humans paint fantastic beasts across cave walls at Lascaux? Who raised Stonehenge or the Carnac Stones, and for what purpose?  If the Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a tomb why does its builder's name not appear anywhere on the massive building? others are less enigmatic but remind us of what wonders humans can uild.  Place like Angkor Wat, the Colosseum, and Machu Picchu stand witness to the architectural and engineering genius of ages past. You'll get to experience monuments across continents like the Knossos, Hadrian’s Wall, Luxor Temple, Bagan, the Great Serpent Mound, Easter Island, the Olmec Colossal heads, and much more.

Unforgettable Ancient Sites is a world tour of some of the most remarkable human achievements on the planet.  Visiting Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and of human civilization to the relatively recent, it takes the reader to the world's most breathtaking monuments. 

About the Author


Martin J. Howard is a professional writer who specializes in historical subjects.  His previous books include works on the Wonders of the World-ancient and modern-as well as the histories of some of the great cities of the United States, and biographies of Christopher Columbus and Alexander the Great for Children.  He lives in France with his wife and three children.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780785836407
ISBN-10: 0785836403
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Publication Date: June 26th, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English