Lost Cities of China, Central Asia and India

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813077

Category: Travel

Page: 408

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Real life "Indiana Jones," maverick archaeologist David Childress takes the reader on an incredible adventure across some of the world's oldest and most remote countries in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. Discover ancient cities in the Gobi Desert; hear fantastic tales of lost continents, vanished civilizations and secret societies bent on ruling the world; visit forgotten monasteries in forbidding snow-capped mountains with strange tunnels to mysterious subterranean cities! A unique combination of far-out exploration and practical travel advice, it will astound and delight the experienced traveler or the armchair voyager. Plenty of material on the Rama Empire of ancient India, ancient aircraft called Vimanas, Shambala and hidden lands in Tibet, China and Mongolia, and plenty more! Chapters include: Tales From the Seventh Gate; The Bowl of Buddha; Hidden Valley & the Lost Kingdom of Mustang; Call of the Yeti; Krishna & the Taj Mahal; Smugglers of the Kyber Pass; Thus Spoke Zarathustra; A Jihad Sweeps Iran; Mount Ararat & the Cult of the Assassins; Gurus & Lost Cities; Fierwalkers of t he Great Indian Desert; Shiva Dancing to the Juggernaut; The Seven Rishi Cities of the Rama Empire; Caravans Through the Karakoram to Hunza; At the Lost Tomb of Jesus; In Search of the Great White Brotherhood; Silk Road Across the Gobi Desert; Sojourn to the Tomb of Ghengis Khan; Tales From the Forbidden City; Taoist Pilgrim in the Jaws of the Dragon; more.
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Lost Cities of North & Central America

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813091

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

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"Search for lost Mayan cities and books of gold, discover an ancient canal system in Arizona, climb gigantic pyramids in the Midwest, explore megalithic monuments in New England, and join the astonishing quest for the lost cities throughout North [and Central] America"--Amazon.com.
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Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476615659

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 6006

The heavens and hells of the world’s religions and the “far, far away” legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in fairy tales and political and philosophical works, including Sir Thomas More’s Utopia and Plato’s Atlantis. From al A’raf, the limbo of Islam, to Zulal, one of the many streams that run through Paradise, entries give the literary origin of each site, explain its cultural context, and describe its topical features, listing variations on names when applicable. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this compendium will prove useful to scholars, researchers or anyone wishing to tour the unseen landscapes of myth and legend.
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Lost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of Africa & Arabia

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813060

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 414

View: 8650

Join Childress as he discovers forbidden cities in the Empty Quarter of Arabia, 'Atlantean' ruins in Egypt and the Kalahari desert; a mysterious, ancient empire in the Sahara; and more. This is an extraordinary life on the road: across war torn countries Childress searches for King Solomon's Mines, living dinosaurs, the Ark of the Covenant and the solutions to the fantastic mysteries of the past.
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Foreign Devils on the Silk Road

The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia

Author: Peter Hopkirk

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848546327

Category: History

Page: 300

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The Silk Road, which linked imperial Rome and distant China, was once the greatest thoroughfare on earth. Along it travelled precious cargoes of silk, gold and ivory, as well as revolutionary new ideas. Its oasis towns blossomed into thriving centres of Buddhist art and learning. In time it began to decline. The traffic slowed, the merchants left and finally its towns vanished beneath the desert sands to be forgotten for a thousand years. But legends grew up of lost cities filled with treasures and guarded by demons. In the early years of the last century foreign explorers began to investigate these legends, and very soon an international race began for the art treasures of the Silk Road. Huge wall paintings, sculptures and priceless manuscripts were carried away, literally by the ton, and are today scattered through the museums of a dozen countries. Peter Hopkirk tells the story of the intrepid men who, at great personal risk, led these long-range archaeological raids, incurring the undying wrath of the Chinese.
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The Post-Soviet Decline of Central Asia

Sustainable Development and Comprehensive Capital

Author: Eric W. Sievers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317793366

Category: History

Page: 264

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Sievers draws on his experience of Central Asia to take on the task of explaining the remarkable economic declines of the post-Soviet Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) in the past decade, and the turn of these states towards despotism.
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Trübner's American and Oriental Literary Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3899

A monthly register of the most important works published in North and South America, in India, China, and the British colonies: with occasional notes on German, Dutch, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian books.
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