Archaeology & Ancient history

Front Cover of Discovering Jerusalem by Nahman Avigad
Discovering Jerusalem - Nahman Avigad

Discovering Jerusalem by Nahman Avigad describes his work excavating in Jerusalem in the Upper City, the area including the Temple. Illustrated with colour and b&w photos, maps and plans.

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Front Cover of In the Footsteps of Eve by Lee R Berger
In the Footsteps of Eve - Lee R Berger

In the Footsteps of Eve by Lee R Berger is a carefully reasoned argument that the true cradle of our species lies in South Africa rather than in East Africa home of the famous 'Lucy' skeleton. Long inscriptions from both authors and someone called to Steve to the previous owner. Signed.  

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Front Cover of Swartkrans by C K Brain
Swartkrans - C K Brain

Swartkrans edited by C K Brain deals with the excavations at the Swarkrans cave in the Sterkfontein Valley. This is the second revised and updated edition that comprises 15 chapters and a pictorial overview of the people and events at the cave from 1948 to 1992.

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Front Cover of Swartkrans Ape-Man by Robert Broom and J T Robinson
Swartkrans Ape-Man - Robert Broom and J T Robinson

Swartkrans Ape-Man by Robert Broom and J T Robinson describes the two years of work at the cave and the discovery of a new hominid species. They found a mandible with nine teeth and a nearly perfect palate with most of the premolars and molars. Illustrated with 8 b&w plates and numerous line drawings.

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Front Cover of Greek Religion by Walter Burkert
Greek Religion - Walter Burkert

Greek Religion by Walter Burkert is a major synthesis of the ancient Greek religion. The major part of his book is devoted to the archaic and classical epochs. He describes the various rituals of sacrifice and libation and explains Greek beliefs about purification. He investigates the inspiration behind the great temples at Olympia, Delphi, Delos, and the Acropolis - discussing the priesthood, sanctuary, and oracles.

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Front Cover of The Illustrated Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
The Illustrated Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

The Illustrated Origin of Species by Charles Darwin abridged & introduced by Richard E. Leakey allows readers to get to grips with Darwin's original ideas and Leakey's annotations which highlight where Darwin was incorrect. Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour and b&w.

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Front Cover of Herculaneum by Joseph Jay Deiss
Herculaneum - Joseph Jay Deiss

Herculaneum by Joseph Jay Deiss vividly reveals the Roman way of life in Pompeii's sister city. Included are b&w photographs, maps, a bibliography, and an index.

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Front Cover of Ancient Rome by Luisa Franchi dell'Orto
Ancient Rome - Luisa Franchi dell'Orto

Ancient Rome by Luisa Franchi dell'Orto is not a guide to the monuments of ancient Rome, but an attempt to understand their significance and their vital role in the daily lives of the inhabitants of the city during successive periods of the urban development. Thus, ancient Latin and Greek authors who lived in Rome or stopped there for a visit and described local events, customs and habits are often called upon to speak directly from the pages of this text. Illustrated with plans and Full colour photos.

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Front Cover of The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece by Marcel Detienne
The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece - Marcel Detienne

The Masters of Truth in Archaic Greece by Marcel Detienne traces the odyssey of "truth," aletheia, from mytho-religious concept to philosophical thought in archaic Greece. Detienne begins by examining how truth in Greek literature first emerges as an enigma. He then looks at the movement from a religious to a secular thinking about truth in the speech of the sophists and orators. His study culminates with an original interpretation of Parmenides' poem on Being.

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Front Cover of The Gods of Olympus by Barbara Graziosi
The Gods of Olympus - Barbara Graziosi

The Gods of Olympus by Barbara Graziosi legant and entertaining history of the most vibrant characters in classical civilisation. With their vast appetites, great beauty and warlike tendencies, it's hard to resist their pull on the imagination, even though, in antiquity, the gods of Olympus were just as often seen as cruel, over-sexed, mad or just plain silly. And yet they were survivors, whose story only began with classical civilisation. Illustrated.

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Front Cover of Walking With Dinosaurs by Tim Haines
Walking With Dinosaurs - Tim Haines

Walking With Dinosaurs by Tim Haines recreates the age of the "fearfully great lizards". It describes these amazing animals and discusses the latest scientific debates about them.  Beautifuuly illustrated in full colour.

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Front Cover of The Ancient Ruins of Rhodesia by R N Hall & W G Neal
The Ancient Ruins of Rhodesia - R N Hall & W G Neal

The Ancient Ruins of Rhodesia by R N Hall & W G Neal is Vol 23 of the Rhodesiana Reprint Library. it is a facsimile reproduction of the 1904 Second (Revised & Enlarged) Methuen edition with a new publishers introduction and foreword. This is the account of the authors investigations of the Zimbabwe Ruins which was conducted during 1902 at the behest of Cecil John Rhodes.

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Front cover of Daily Life of the Etruscans by Jacques Heurgon
Daily Life of the Etruscans - Jacques Heurgon

Daily Life of the Etruscans by Jacques Heurgon seeks to lift the mystery which enshrouds almost every aspect of this civilization, from the vexed question of their origins and curios non-Indo-European language to the enigma of their highly complex religion, in which soothsaying played so important a part. At the zenith of their power, the Etruscans controlled about a third of the peninsula and their kings held sway in Rome over a period of more than a hundred and fifty years.

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Front Cover of The Illustrated Odyssey by Homer
The Illustrated Odyssey - Homer

The Illustrated Odyssey by Homer recounts the adventures of Odyssey during his ten year voyage home after the fall of Troy. Contains 16 full colour plates and b/w illustrations.

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Front Cover of A The Greek World 479-323 BC by Simon Hornblower
The Greek World 479-323 BC - Simon Hornblower

The Greek World 479-323 BC by Simon Hornblower covers the history of the ancient Greeks from the Persian Wars to the death of Alexander the Great. The main aim is to do justice to all the areas of the Mediterranean world in which Greek culture flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

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Front Cover of From Lucy to Language by Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar
From Lucy to Language - Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar

From Lucy to Language by Donald Johanson and Blake Edgar is a summing up of the author's remarkable career and a stunning documentary of human life through time on earth. Johansen is the noted palaeontologist who discovered the famous 'Lucy' skeleton. This book is a combination of the vital experience of field work and the intellectual rigour of primary research. Magnificently illustrated.

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Front Cover of The Etruscans by Werner Keller
The Etruscans - Werner Keller

The Etruscans by Werner Keller reconstructs the the unique culture of the Etruscans from the first scant record to their destruction at the hands of Rome. Illustrated in b&w.

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Front Cover of The Origin of Humankind by Richard Leakey
The Origin of Humankind - Richard Leakey

The Origin of Humankind by Richard Leakey provides an account of how the early hominids of the African Savanna developed into modern human beings. Leakey has always been interested in far more than the mere physical features presented by the fossils, and here he is particularly concerned with non-tangible human attributes. Thus there are chapters on economic co-operation, art, language, and consciousness itself.

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Front Cover of The Making of Mankind by Richard E Leakey
The Making of Mankind - Richard E Leakey

The Making of Mankind by Richard E Leakey is a picture of man's evolution, gleaned from archaeological sites from Africa to Peking, from South America to Northern Europe. Illustrated in colour with photographs, drawings and maps.

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Front Cover of Orpheus by GRS Mead
Orpheus - GRS Mead

Orpheus by GRS Mead is an extensive look at the history, mystery and mythology of Orpheus and his importance in ancient theology and science. This copy is a facsimile reprint of the 1896 edition.

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Front Cover of Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray
Five Stages of Greek Religion - Gilbert Murray

Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray illustrates the ancient s continuing relevance to modern thought with absorbing accounts of the many theological trends of ancient Greece. Murray traces the growth and development of Greek religion from its beginnings in prehistorical animism to the full flowering of the major schools of philosophy, and thence to their extinction.

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Front Cover of Ancient Supplication by F S Naiden
Ancient Supplication - F S Naiden

Ancient Supplication by F S Naiden is the first book-length treatment of supplication, an important social practice in ancient Mediterranean civilizations. Despite the importance of supplication, it has received little attention, and no previous study has explored so many aspects of the practice. 30 Illustrations and a map of the relevant locations accompany the text.

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Front Cover of Delphi by Michael Scott
Delphi - Michael Scott

Delphi by Michael Scott covers the history and nature of Delphi, from the literary and archaeological evidence surrounding the site, to its rise as a center of worship, to the constant appeal of the oracle despite her cryptic prophecies. He describes how Delphi became a contested sacred site for Greeks and Romans and a storehouse for the treasures of rival city-states and foreign kings. He also examines the eventual decline of the site and how its meaning and importance have continued to be reshaped.

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Front Cover of The Origins of Greek Thought by Jean-Pierre Vernant
The Origins of Greek Thought - Jean-Pierre Vernant

The Origins of Greek Thought by Jean-Pierre Vernant relates the cultural achievement of the ancient Greeks to their physical and social environment and shows that what they believed in was inseparable from the way they lived. The emergence of rational thought, Vernant claims, is closely linked to the advent of the open-air politics that characterised life in the Greek polis.

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Front Cover of Myth and Society in Ancient Greece by Jean-Pierre Vernant
Myth and Society in Ancient Greece - Jean-Pierre Vernant

Myth and Society in Ancient Greece by Jean-Pierre Vernant delineates a compelling new vision of ancient Greece that takes us far from the calm and familiar images of Polykleitos and the Parthenon, and reveals a culture of slavery, of blood sacrifice, of perpetual and ritualised warfare, of ceremonial hunting and ecstasies.In his provocative discussions of various institutions and practices including war, marriage, and the city state, Vernant unveils a complex and previously unexplored intersection of the religious, social, and political structures of ancient Greece.

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