9781588346926

Incredible Archaeology

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  • ISBN13:

    9781588346926

  • ISBN10:

    1588346927

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-10-27
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr

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Discover the world's best and most beautiful archaeological sites

Incredible Archaeology offers a journey through the best archaeological sites the world has to offer. With stunning photography, it serves as both a dazzling spectacle and travel inspiration, making it perfect for armchair travelers and world adventurers alike!

Archaeological sites tell a story spanning thousands of years, and the ones in this book range from the well-known to hidden gems, handpicked for their desirability as destinations. Explore the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde (the largest archaeological preserve in the United States), the Abu Simbel twin temples in Egypt that commemorate Pharaoh Ramesses II and his queen Nefertari, the Terracotta Army in China, the Nazca Lines in Peru that feature large geoglyphs in the desert soil, and the hill fort known as Maiden Castle in England. These are just a sampling of the top-notch sites you'll find in this book. Incredible Archaeology takes a striking tour through human history, so come along!

Author Biography

PAUL BAHN is a leading archaeological writer, translator, and broadcaster. Contributing editor of Archaeology magazine, he has written extensively on prehistoric art and authored numerous books, most recently Archaeology (Smithsonian Books, 2018).

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