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Unsolved Mysteries Of History

3.28  ·  Rating Details  ·  229 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
A fascinating look at thirty of the mysteries that have baffled the world through the ages, by the author of Unsolved Mysteries of American History.
Hardcover, 225 pages
Published 2003 by Barnes & Noble, Inc. (first published August 25th 2000)
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Mohammed Hussam
Jul 02, 2015 Mohammed Hussam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب طريف، يحتوي على ألغاز تاريخية حاول المؤلف عرض الفرضيات المختلفة لحلها، مثل:
- هل كان إنسان نيندرتال سلفاً للإنسان الحالي؟
- لماذا بنيت الأهرامات؟
- هل وقعت حرب طروادة فعلاً؟
- هل صُلب يسوع؟
- هل كان هناك شخصية تاريخية اسمها الملك آرثر؟
- ماذا كانت علامة جان دارك؟
- هل كان كان كولمبس يقصد اكتشاف أمريكا؟
- هل كان شكسبير هو من كتب مسرحيات شكسبير؟
- هل مات موزارت مسموماً؟
- هل قتل هتلر ابنة اخيه؟
- هل كان يمكن أنقاذ تايتنك؟
وغيرها من المواضيع التاريخية التي مازل المؤرخيين مختلفين حولها..
Ahmed Almawali
قرأت ربعه فهو من الكتب التي يبدأ بها القارئ من أي جزء يختاره فالفكرة العامة مشتركة فهناك ألغاز تاريخية ظلت مقصورة على سبب وتفسير وحيد لتأتي أبحاث جدبدة وتفسيرات أخرى تدحض تلك ولا تلبث هذه الأخيرة أن تتساقط مع وجود تفسيرات تابعة والدائرة مستمرة
Eslam Gamal
Aug 19, 2015 Eslam Gamal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: تاريخ
كتاب شيق بيخلص بسرعة جدا سلس ممتع
Chy
Jun 20, 2011 Chy rated it it was ok
It was not, as the byline suggests, "eye-opening." It was bare blurbs of information on those selected mysteries. Which, I mean, is cool, if you knew absolutely nothing about them. But it is not "eye-opening." Even for the ones I didn't know about (like that Joan of Arc had a "sign" she gave Charles VII that made him trust her), though, the author managed to somehow give me information while leaving me with the feeling I'd learned nothing at all that the title hadn't told me.

The highlight of the
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Hava
Aug 30, 2010 Hava rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction-books
Several thoughts:

First, I liked the fact that Aron didn't try to push any sort of conspiracy theories or other crackpot theories in this book. Everything he wrote was based on the facts. If you're expecting neat and pat answers to the world's largest mysteries, you're going to be disappointed. Mostly because there are no neat and pat answers to these mysteries, hence the name "mystery."

Anyway, so I enjoyed the facts, and I enjoyed his writing style. However, the book is dated (not the author's f
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Amany Ayman
و يسيبك الكتاب فى حالة من الإستغراب ..

شوف كام فضية اتاخدت من وجهات نظر مكنتش تعرف بوجودها
و كام حاجة درستها غلط ف مدرستك

و كام من معلومات و ناس كنت تعرفها شكلا أو اسما و يتضح أنالقصة عميقة ملهاش آخر

و ف الآخر تعرف أن الفضول و غريزة البقاء الى مقعداك و مقعدانى و فى ايدنا كتاب و آلالات و أجهزة
و بردو ف الآخر تبقى عارف أنك قاعد على أطلال و اسرارملايين السنيين .. و هيجى الى يبنى بعديك و يشوف حاجاتك و يحلل عصرك ..

و هتعرف أن المواقف مش زى ما بتبان و أنك فى الدنيا الى ليها ببان كتيرة .. انت يا دووبك و
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عــــادي
Oct 13, 2015 عــــادي marked it as في-مكتبتي  ·  review of another edition
مؤسسة الهنداوي مشكورة موفرة نسخة مجانية هنا لمن يرغب فيه
http://www.hindawi.org/books/92618406...
George Nady
كتاب ظريف في المجمل وأحسن حاجة أنه بيوفر مراجع لكل موضوع لو حد عايز يعرف أكتر. معجبنيش أسلوب الكتابة قوي يمكن علشان مترجم.
فتحي سرور
التاريخ يحتاج مؤرخين من نوعية المحققين
Sara Rezgui
يستحق القراءة فعلا
Mohamed Gamal
Feb 10, 2016 Mohamed Gamal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب لطيف جدا، بيمتاز بخفة معلوماته و فاءدتها، مناسب جدا بشكل عام لغير المتخصصين لالقاء الضوء علي بعض ابرز القضايا التاريخية محل -او التي كانت محلا- للجدل، و بالاضافة الي المعلومات التي يقدمها فهو يقدم في نهاية كل فصل مجموعة من الكتب "بيبلوجرافيا" للاستزادة في الموضوع لمن يشاء.
Amy
Nov 05, 2009 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had some interesting surprises. There were some tidbits of history that I was unfamiliar with, so I got to learn some more. I was also interested to read about things that I thought people had the answers for only to find out that they're not as clean cut as I thought.

Something else that's interesting is that some of the accounts in this book are a little dated now. National Geographic has published new information about Stonehenge since this book was published and I also know that the
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Steve Chaput
Each chapter deals with an 'unsolved' mystery in history. It begins with questions on evolution, the mystery of the Easter Island stone idols through others on Shakespeare and the August coup in Russian. Aron goes over the pros & cons of the various theories, not always giving an answer if one has not been agreed upon. He also gives a bibliography of suggested reading that you can do should you be desire.

As with anything like this you may find some subjects more interesting than others.
Ani
Dec 01, 2014 Ani rated it really liked it
Read my review on on my book review blog!
J.M.
Oct 31, 2011 J.M. rated it it was ok
I really just skimmed this book ~ I tried reading it cover to cover but some of the "mysteries" weren't all that "eye-opening" or "baffling." I mean, one of the questions is why were the pyramids build. Is there anyone over the age of 8 who doesn't know that?

I might've enjoyed this if I discovered it years ago, when I was younger. As it was, I thought the book was okay but not challenging enough for me.
عدنان Karagholli
كتاب يناقش العيد من الاشكاليات حول حوادث تاريخية من مختلف العصور ابتداءا من التاريخ الفرعوني وحتى العصر الحديث ومنها ما يمكن تسميته بالتاريخي ومنها ما يمكن تسميته بالاسطوري
ونظراًلكون فصوله منفصلة لا يتعلق احدها بالاخر فيمكن القراءة غير المتسلسة ان تكون ناجحة في هذا الكتاب وحسب خيارات القاريء
المهم في هذا الكتاب هو كثرة المصادر التي اشتقتمنها المعلومات والمثبته في نهاية كل فصل من فصوله
Renee
As other reviewers have noted, Aron doesn't really solve any mysteries, so the subtitle of the book ("An eye-opening investigation into the most baffling events of all time") is sort of misleading.. To people who are already familiar with the individual cases Aron discusses, he may not even present any new information. However, this is a fantastic read for general history aficionados, and Aron offers up a TON of other sources for those who want more in-depth knowledge than what his book offers. ...more
Dani
Sep 05, 2007 Dani rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pretty cheesy. Very quick read and all it did was inspire me to read "Kon-Tiki".
Alyssa Archambo
Jan 14, 2013 Alyssa Archambo rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of historical mysteries, and with Stonehenge, the legend of King Arthur, the Easter Island statues, and a whole lot more, this book covers a lot in a short time.

I really like the format of Unsolved Mysteries of History. Aron gives a short description of each topic and then briefly goes into the findings of archaeologists and historians who have tried to explain or solve these mysteries. He keeps it objective, listing arguments for and against various theories of these popular mysteries
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Stacy
Feb 04, 2016 Stacy rated it really liked it
Great format, with concise vignettes of many "mysteries"; each can be read in about 15 minutes. Readers wishing for additional information will appreciate the selected additional readings at the end of each mystery, with a brief review on the pros and cons of the selections. This is a well written book.
Aleina
Feb 19, 2016 Aleina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Aleina by: Grandpa
Shelves: owned
Very interesting. I occasionally go back to read bits and pieces of it here and there, but I think that it isn't quite so up-to-date anymore. It does provide interesting theories, but I find the detail area lacking a bit. It was nice to just dabble in some of the ancient mysteries.
Islam Ahmed
Sep 26, 2015 Islam Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting new perspective for some of the events in history. Nevertheless, it's out-dated as a lot of new information were revealed since 2000!
Michael Kotsarinis
It doesnt provide "answers" it presents the cases in a clear way and provides naterial for further reading.
Nourhan
أسلوب الكتابة مختلف وعجبنى الكتاب جدا ، توجد الغاز فعلا مشوقة
Mohammed Saad
كتاب ممتع ،ظريف فى فكرته..يغوص فى تفاصيل التاريخ
Lisa Kizer
I think I have read this before
Mohey Shosha
Jun 25, 2016 Mohey Shosha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting book
SouthWestZippy
WOW! Very interesting book.
محمد صالح  خريـبـة
لطيف جداً
Hind windflower
Nov 02, 2015 Hind windflower rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Paul Aron is senior editor at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Previously he was a reporter for The Virginia Gazette and executive editor at Simon & Schuster.
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