The Olmecs

America's First Civilization

Author: Richard A. Diehl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500285039

Category: History

Page: 208

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The most modern and complete overview of Olmec culture, its accomplishments and impact on later Mexican civilizations, hailed by Michael Coe as the first truly complete and authoritative account of this 3,000-year-old culture, is fast becoming the standard work on the subject.
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History's Mysteries

People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601631073

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 287

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History's Mysteries is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide. Haughton's book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, from the 8,000-year-old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India's magical Taj Mahal; from Rhode Island's controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic Royston Cave in the UK; from the strange medieval castle-village of Rennes-le-Ch�teau to the massive ancient walled city of Great Zimbabwe. Using the latest archaeological evidence, History's Mysteries explores: The incredible archaeological discoveries at the 11,000 year-old sanctuary of G�bekli Tepe in Turkey. The heated debate over the 47-million-year-old 'Ida Fossil'--could it be the missing link in our evolutionary history? The reality behind controversial ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Oak Island Treasure, and Egypt's "Dendera Lamps." What really happened to the Neanderthals? With 36 photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect reference work for those fascinated by the great mysteries of ancient history.
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The Ancient World

Author: Sarolta Anna Takacs,Eric H. Cline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317458397

Category: History

Page: 720

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Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include Link in Time, Link in Place, Ancient Weapons, Turning Points, and Great Lives. Each volume also includes maps, timelines and illustrations; and a glossary, bibliography and indexes complete the set.
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The Origins of Maya States

Author: Loa P. Traxler,Robert J. Sharer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 1934536865

Category: History

Page: 704

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Proceedings of the conference "The Origins of Maya States," held in Philadelphia, April 10-13, 2007.
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The Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Douglas Newton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870994611

Category: Art

Page: 160

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This twelve-volume series for the general reader reproduces works of art representing the resources of all eighteen curatorial departments of the Museum.
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Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Barbara Burn

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870996770

Category: Art

Page: 320

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"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a living encyclopedia of world art. Cultures from every part of the world - from Florence to Thebes, from Pennsylvania to Papua, New Guinea - from the ancient world to the present, and in every medium, are represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality. This book presents over 250 of the finest masterpieces in the Metropolitan's collection, drawn from more than three million works in eighteen different curatorial departments. Some of these splendid objects, such as the Temple of Dendur, Botticelli's Annunciation, Rembrandt's Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, and Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware, are very famous; others, including a rare Chinese scroll, a drawing by Michelangelo, and an ornate Turkish sword, are less well known. All are remarkable and unique. The works have been arranged in a generally chronological order by culture, beginning with ancient Egypt and ending with the twentieth century in Europe and America. Each reproduction is accompanied by a text that includes pertinent information about the work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Atlas of the North American Indian

Author: Carl Waldman,Molly Braun

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438126719

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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Presents an illustrated reference that covers the history, culture and tribal distribution of North American Indians.
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