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Gods of the Stones: Travels in the Middle East

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Gods of the Stones retraces the steps of famed English travel writer H.V. Morton who undertook a series of journeys in the 1930s to the great religions and historical sites of the Middle East. Morton's focus was the beginnings of Christianity, but he also observed the daily lives and traditions of the people he met along the way. The three books that emerged from these ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published October 20th 2011 by David Bateman Ltd
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Richard
Sep 06, 2014 Richard rated it liked it
An interesting travelogue, nominally in the footsteps of Morton and St Paul, with the usual mix of adventure and observation as Riordan makes his way through the Middle East. Poignantly, many of the places visited are now destroyed or inaccessible due to war.

The book often resonated personally as I had visited many of the locations in Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Turkey myself. This - and Riordan's love of archaeology and history - made this book greater than the sum of its parts.

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