9780452288775

Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780452288775

  • ISBN10:

    0452288770

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/25/2007
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

The world’s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nivenah’s Assyrian Library, King Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors—Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote Historycaptures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.

Author Biography

PATRICK HUNT is in the Classics Department at Stanford University, where he has been teaching archaeology, mythology, and art history since 1994. He has been featured on the History Channel and in Archaeology magazine for his Hannibal alpine research and directs Stanford-'s Alpine Archaeology project in France, Italy, and Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Rosetta Stone: The Key to Egyptian Historyp. 1
Troy: The Key to Homer and Greek Historyp. 21
Nineveh's Assyrian Library: The Key to Mesopotamiap. 45
King Tut's Tomb: The Key to Egypt's God-Kingsp. 63
Machu Picchu: The Key to Inca Architecturep. 85
Pompeii: The Key to Roman Lifep. 109
Dead Sea Scrolls: The Key to Biblical Researchp. 135
Thera: The Key to the Aegean Bronze Agep. 161
Olduvai Gorge: The Key to Human Evolutionp. 183
Tomb of 10,000 Warriors: The Key to Imperial Chinap. 199
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