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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies

By: Allan, Tony

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, Duncan Baird Publishers: 2004

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007345

ISBN: 1844830470

Condition: Very Good +


160pp., colour frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Matt-illustrated boards negligibly scuffed only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, small, soft crease to head. " . . . offers a worldwide survey of some of the most intriguing enigmas posed to us across many centuries by death and the afterlife - and by more than 35 specific cases, all described in depth . . . Ranging across cultures, the book casts new light on the beliefs, rituals, hopes and fear of different peoples - from the Ge... View more info

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE ICE AGE

By: Bahn, Paul G., and Vertut, John

Price: $30.40

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1997

Edition: First U.K. Edition.

Seller ID: 010747

ISBN: 0297835882

Condition: Near Fine


240pp., colour photographic illustrations and b/white line-drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain burgundy boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-rubbed only. "Authoritative and wide-ranging, and using the most advanced analytical techniques in archaeology, 'Journey Through the Ice Age' describes the varied background of the sites and discusses their enigmas and mysteries. It traces the study of Palaeolithic art from its origins in the 19th century . . . Not only presents an invaluable synthes... View more info

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SACRED STONES SACRED PLACES

By: Lines, Marianna

Price: $49.40

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Saint Andrew Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006797

ISBN: 0715206524

Condition: Very Good +


(xiv) + 162pp., colour plates, supported by b/white halftone plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. Photographic images throughout, by Paul Turner, enhance this documented exploration of some of the very remarkable monuments to Scotland's intriguing heritage . . . Contents include: Prelims., Area-By-Area, Acks., Appendix, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage ... View more info

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VOYAGE TO ATLANTIS

By: Mavor, James W., Jr.

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1969

Edition: First U.K. Edition.

Seller ID: 007537

Condition: Very Good +


320pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections, plus numerous intext line-drawn illustrations and maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn. For 2,000 years Atlantis has tantalized the mind of man; was it a myth? - Did it exist? - If so, where? In 1960 a Greek scientist, A.G.Glanopoulos, announced his controversial theory that the volcanic Aegean island of Thera was the site of Atlantis. This book examines the evidence . . . Contents include: Prelims... View more info

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CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

By: Parsons, Peter

Price: $30.40

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 2007

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012297

ISBN: 0297645889

Condition: Very Good +


xxviii, + 258pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the rear panel: "When Grenfell and Hunt began digging near the Nile in 1807 they made what has turned out to be one of the great archaeological discoveries which is still today enriching what we know about the ancient world . . . The total lack of rain in Middle Egypt preserved the papyri beneath the sand, as nowhere else in th... View more info

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UNCOVERING THE PAST: A History of Archaeology

By: Stiebing, William H. Jr.

Price: $20.90

Publisher: United States, Oxford Univ Press: 1994

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 008298

ISBN: 0195089219

Condition: Very Good +


315pp., over 80 b/white photographic illustrations, including maps, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked, soft corner crease to several pages. Illustrated (David Tran) card wrapper negligibly splayed. " . . . an absorbing, non-technical history of archaeology, tracing the study of ancient material culture from its beginnings in the Renaissance through its development into the sophisticated modern discipline we know today." Contents include: Preface, Introduction, 10 chapters over two 'parts', Appendix, Recommended Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 440g. Size: 8vo - ove... View more info

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UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD

By: Winstone, H.V.F.

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Constable: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 008317

ISBN: 0094647208

Condition: Very Good +


393pp., colour frontis plate, plus colour and b/white plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on, mild bump to head. Black boards nominally bumped on a lower foredge corner, otherwise undamaged. Map illustrated endpapers. Leaves clean and unmarked, with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, corresponding soft creases to head of spine, minimal edgewear. "Uncovering this world took place at a breathtaking speed. Schliemann at Troy; Marriette and Petrie in the Nile Valley; Evans in Crete, Woolley at U... View more info