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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  4 reviews
In this book, authors Paul Bahn and Bill Tidy take an amusing approach to archaeology, discussing important finds and saucy stories from history. With this book, archaeology becomes interesting, accessible, and hilarious.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Tempus
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I was sniggering and saying OMG in equal measure while reading this book. It is about all those dirty little secrets that the stuffy museums and archaeologists does not want us to know about! So interesting. These books make history come alive...
Not much archaeology used as evidence in this book. It relies heavily on literary sources from Greece and Rome and doesn't often leave the classical world as it's topic. I would have liked more medieval topics to have been covered to warrant a 5 star review. Nevertheless, there were funny parts in the book.
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This is an entertaining and quick read with intriguing references to various things you'll be surprised to know about history. The comics don't always add to the book, but they're bearable. My only wish would be for some footnotes.
Fun, but a little too reliant upon written sources that may not be accurate.

For example the story about the Spanish Gallic tribes brushing their teeth with urine is pure Roman propaganda, and almost certainly not true.
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