Lost Cities of the Ancient World
By (author) Joel Levy
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Lost Cities of the Ancient World by Joel Levy
Book DescriptionCountless cities have risen and fallen over the past 10,000 years of urban history. Some were true metropolises, capitals that governed entire empires and inspired awe and wonder as the marvels of their age, yet today they are remembered only by historians, or have passed out of memory altogether. Occasionally, however, archaeology can help to reconstruct something of their lost splendour and tell us of the lives that were lived there."Lost Cities" surveys 28 of the greatest of these fossil cities, abandoned and ruined but still able to invoke the grandeur of ages past. Richly illustrated with full colour and black-and-white archival photos, the book reveals the stories behind great metropolises such as Petra, the rock-carved rose city in the desert of what is now Jordan; Great Zimbabwe, the capital of the once-mighty southern African Shona empire; and Mohenjo-Daro, centre of one of the world's earliest civilizations in the Indus Valley, together with better known examples such as Troy, Babylon, Angkor and Machu Picchu.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845379421
(260mm x 220mm x 23mm)
Imprint: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Curious History of Mathematics, Paperback (March 2016)
Telling the exciting story from a historical perspective, this book shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks, the great scholars of medieval Islam and Europe, and the Renaissance and the birth of the Scientific Revolution.
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Author Biography - Joel Levy
Joel Levy is a writer specialising in ancient history and anthropology. He is the author of several books, including The Atlas of Atlantis and Other Lost Continents (Hamlyn, 2007), Lost Histories (Vision, 2006), The Doomsday Book: Scenarios for the End of the World (Vision, 2005) and Secret History: Hidden Forces that Shaped the Past (Vision, 2004). Joel lives in London.
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