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Lost Cities/50 Discoveries In World Archaeology
by Paul G. Bahn
Spectacular photographs are reinforced with rediscovered sketches and sprightly text in this magnificent exploration of 50 great archaeological discoveries in every part of the world. What separates this from previous collections is attention not only to architecture and artifacts but also to history, lifestyles, and how these cities functioned. Fourteen contributors lend ...more
(first published January 1st 1997)
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What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up.
Length? – Several days read.
Characters? – None.
Setting? – Real world. Ancient History
Written approximately? – 1997.
Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Confused.
Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.
Short storyline: This book gives about two pages of information to most sites around the world. It should be enough to encourage readers to want to read more. However, there are so many misspellings (s ...more
Jul 06, 2012 Evelyn rated it 5 of 5 stars
I've been waiting to let myself read this book for months. It's just as good as I thought it would be. Favorites: Sabratha, Pergamon, Ugarit, cities of the North American deserts. The Far East section was disappointing but everything around the Mediterranean was amazing; likewise the New World. Made me want to explore and learn about the peripheral Roman Empire. Highly recommended.
Dr. Paul G. Bahn is a leading archaeological writer, translator, and broadcaster in the field of archaeology.More about Paul G. Bahn...