HISTORY'S MYSTERIES: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time Book
This is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide. Haughton takes the reader on an unforgettable journey, from the 8,000-year-old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India's magical Taj Mahal; from Rhode Island's controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic Royston Cave in the UK; from the strange medieval castle-village of Rennes-le-Chateau to the massive ancient walled city of Great Zimbabwe. Using the latest archaeological evidence, History's Mysteries explores: The incredible archaeological discoveries at the 11,000-year-old sanctuary of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey; the heated debate over the 47-million-year-old 'Ida Fossil'- could it be the missing link in our evolutionary history? - the reality behind controversial ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Oak Island Treasure, and Egypt's Dendera Lamps; what really happened to the Neanderthals.
6X9 P/B, 288 pp., 36 photographs & Illus.