Fortune and glory : tales of history's greatest archaeological adventures / Douglas Palmer, Nicholas James & Giles Sparrow.

Author
Palmer, Douglas [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cincinatti, OH : David & Charles, 2008.
Description
272 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), 1 map ; 22 cm.

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Subject(s)
Summary note
"Over the centuries, our desire to uncover the past has prompted valiant explores with sometimes wild imiginations to set off in search of lost covilisation and relics from the past." -- BACK COVER.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 264) and index.
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Introduction: Chronicles and chronologies
  • Collectors
  • Pre-history and discovering life before the flood
  • Human remains
  • Dinosaur hunters
  • Empires in Egypt
  • Greek myth becomes reality
  • Cities from the dust
  • Bible quests
  • Raids on Buddism
  • Ancient Maya
  • Mysteries of the Incas
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Picture credits.
Other title(s)
Fortune & glory
ISBN
  • 9780715329597 (pbk.)
  • 0715329596 (pbk.)
OCLC
192027498
RCP
H - S
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