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Hidden History fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history, using the latest available data and a common-sense, open-minded approach. With more than 50 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those readers interested in the archaeology of these great conundrums.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by New Page Books (first published 2007)
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Pasteurisiert mit 4 von 5 Sternen – Umfangreiche, neutrale Zusammenstellung der Mysterien unserer Welt.

Wäre Brian Haughton auch einer von diesen Spinnern, die für alle rätselhaften Bauwerke dieser Welt gleich UFO-Theorien heranziehen, dann hätte ich das Buch nie gekauft. Brian erzählt sehr sachlich über Orte (z.B. Stonehenge, Petra, Osterinseln, Machu Picchu) , Artefakte (z.B. Nazca-Linien, Karte des Piri Reis, Grabtuch von Turin) und Personen (z.B. Robin Hood, Ötzi, Königin von Saba, König Artu
I thought this was going to be a conspiracy book, full of ideas about ETs landing in ancient Egypt and then flying to England to draw giant men in the fields. But it wasn't. It did talk about those things, but then he clearly pointed out what evidence, or lack of evidence there is for such things. He also gave a great, concise history about some of Earth's neatest things: the search for Atlantis, Noah's Ark. Stonehenge, Avebury, Eldorado, Troy, the Pyramids. He also talks about mysterious people ...more
This book was quite interesting, although, like any book of smaller articles, the interesting level varied. I learned new info on several subjects I'd already had some interest in, including Troy, Petra, the Sphinx, and the Shroud of Turin. I also learned about several things I'd never even heard of before, like the "Baghdad Battery", a possible 2000 year old electric battery, and the "Voynich Manuscript", a 200+ page book in a completely uncipherable language. Weird.
Perhaps this shouldn't even
Really, this is like any "weird stuff" compilation. The focus, though, is on historical mysteries. Mostly real ones, not manufactured ones. I can't tell you what a relief it is to read a book like this that doesn't mention the Bermuda Triangle. It's also a relief to read a book like this that isn't entirely enamored of woo-woo explanations. Reality is usually far more interesting. I spotted a couple of places where the author was a bit too incredulous, but in the field of weird stuff books, that ...more
I really enjoyed this book, and learned a lot of interesting things. A very quick read, while covering several different places, things, and people. If you are interested in learning about ancient mysteries and civilizations, you should read this book. The author does a nice job of staying ( mostly) unbiased, just giving us what facts, stories and theories are attached to each mystery.
Clear and brief summarization of mysteries all over the world. To learn more you will have to do your own research with further publications listed in the appendix of this book. For me it was just a bit too brief and told me nothing I didn´t already know or read in more detail in other books.
I am not a huge history buff, but I enjoyed this because it involved art and mysteries in the ancient civilizations. I will definitely read this again at a later date so I can process and remember all the interesting facts.
Quick read; 5-10pp survey of current information about pretty much every historical "mystery" you can think of. The author lets you draw your own conclusions instead of being heavy handed with the evidence either way.
Ich hatte dieses Buch ja für ein Schulprojekt gelesen, und ich muss sagen es war wirklich interessant.
Brief, but interesting descriptions of many mysteries and histories. A book that makes you want to do some research.
I read the version in my home language, it was quite interesting and a fun thing to read.
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