Fortune and Glory: Tales of History's Greatest Archaeological Adventures

Douglas Palmer, Nicholas James, Giles Sparrow

Editore: David & Charles
Anno: 2008
Rilegatura: Paperback
Pagine: 320 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 216 x 148 mm
  • EAN: 9780715329597
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"Fortune & Glory" follows the exploits of the intrepid and sometimes piratical adventurers who put life, limb and reputation at risk in the discovery of some of the world's best-known historical monuments.From 4004BC to the 21st century, "Fortune & Glory" chronicles all of the major discoveries these awe-inspiring explorers have made, through vivid first-hand accounts, maps, images and captivating commentary.Learn about the evidence of our ancestors and the birth of man, explorations and adventures in the classical world and empires in Egypt and Africa. Follow Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun, Hiram Bingham into the lost city of Machu Picchu, and discover how Heinrich Schliemann turned myth into history when he found the legendary city of Troy.From early mavericks and amateurs to the science of modern archaeology, "Fortune & Glory" will make you marvel at the courage, vision, resourcefulness, innovation and perseverence of the real-life Indiana Joneses.