Eons before the of Greece, and women glory men round the globe erected towering structures, created magnificent art, devised ingenious inventions and lived civilized lives. Mining the latest archaeological evidence, "Vanished Civilizations" brings long forgotten communities and their amazing accomplishments again to life -- with vivid immediacy and richly intimate insightsEons before the of Greece, and women glory men round the globe erected towering structures, created magnificent art, devised ingenious inventions and lived civilized lives. Mining the latest archaeological evidence, "Vanished Civilizations" brings long forgotten communities and their amazing accomplishments again to life -- with vivid immediacy and richly intimate insights.More than 370 full-color illustrations, including detailed maps, specially commissioned reconstructions and photographs of artifacts, reveal the wonders of 40 rediscovered cities.Capturing the thrill of scholar-detectives on the hunt and the intricate work of excavations, the journey opens windows on intriguing, complex societies dating back to 10,000 B.C. Organized chronologically, exciting stops include: -- Catal Huyuk, the world's oldest city, discovered beneath Turkey only 20 years ago-- Mycenae, where the legendary Trojan War was actually fought-- Babylon, where the prophet Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall-- Olympia, original site of the world-famous games recently played in Salt Lake City-- Pataliputra, jewel of the Ganges, defended by war elephants and "Amazonian" guards-- The Henueberg, with a fortress built of sun-dried bricks deep in the dark German forestSidebars trace the development of commerce, the written word, warfare and technology over thousands of years....
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Vanished Civilizations Reviews
A lovely book from my childhood.Very informative and intricate details.Love the part about Queen Nefertiti.Helped me in lot of school projects.
Some more information about Angkor Wat and the Khmer. Another book from my childhood.
This book was written in 2002, and it shows. The format is a mix between the heavy use of text used in previous history textbooks and the incorporation of lots of images (a more modern trend) to keep the reader's attention. The layout is also reminiscent of early 2000's designs. Aside from that this is still a good book for history fans. This book is called "Vanished Civilizations" for a reason. Most people know about the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Romans, Vikings, etc. This book touches some of that but focuses mostly on older lesser known civilizations. In fact, most of the cities I had never heard of and I have a minor in ancient civilizations. (Mostly European). The book provides a nice table at the start comparing what was going on across the different continents at the same time. I'd recommend reading that before starting this book. It gives the reader a nice backstory as to why everything is in the order it is. The book starts thousands of years ago. It starts before writing even existed. That should give you an idea about how old these civilizations are. This is a nice book that covers a lot of information and a lot of cultures across a long period of time. It was a nice find. Not my favorite, but I think that has to do with its age. Aside from that, it was an interesting read for a summer afternoon.
An absolutely enjoyable read. If you have any interest in archaeology or ancient history, I think you will be well pleased with this book. The writing is engaging and highly informative and the illustrations and pictures go well with the text. There are so many books about the more famous civilisations (e.g., the Romans) that it is nice to see a book focus on those that have slipped under the radar. It also does a very good job of putting these civilisation into context with their more well-known counterparts.
Lovely book. Informative with maps and pictures. Might be a little outdated by now though.