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  • A Short History of Tomb-Raiding

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    A Short History of Tomb-Raiding

    To secure a comfortable afterlife, ancient Egyptians built fortress-like tombs and filled them with precious goods, a practice that generated staggering quantities of artifacts over the course of many millennia – and also one that has drawn thieves and tomb-raiders to Egypt since antiquity. Drawing on modern scholarship, reportage, and period sources, this book tracks the history of treasure-seekers in Egypt and the social contexts in which they operated, revealing striking continuities throughout time. Readers will recognize the foibles of today’s politicians and con artists, the perils of materialism, and the cycles of public compliance and dissent in the face of injustice. In describing an age-old pursuit and its timeless motivations, ‘A Short History of Tomb-Raiding’ shows how much we have in common with our Bronze Age ancestors.

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  • How to Build Stonehenge

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    How to Build Stonehenge

    This resource draws on a lifetime’s study and a decade of new research to address the first question that every visitor asks: how was Stonehenge built? Pitts reveals how Stonehenge stood not in austere isolation, as we see it today, but as part of a wider world, the focus of a megalithic cosmology of belief, ritual and creativity.

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  • The Barbarians

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    The Barbarians

    We often think of the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome as discrete incubators of Western culture, places where ideas about everything from government to art to philosophy were free to develop and then be distributed outward into the wider Mediterranean world. But as Peter Bogucki reminds us in this book, Greece and Rome did not develop in isolation. All around them were rural communities who had remarkably different cultures, ones few of us know anything about.

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  • The First Kingdom

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    The First Kingdom

    An investigation of the obscure centuries that followed the departure of the Romans from Britain.

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  • The Maya

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    The Maya

    An illuminating look at the myriad communities who have engaged with the ancient Maya over the centuries. This study reveals how the ancient Maya and their buildings, ideas, objects, and identities have been perceived, portrayed, and exploited over five hundred years in the Americas, Europe, and beyond. Engaging in interdisciplinary analysis, it summarizes ancient Maya art and history from the preclassical period to the Spanish invasion, as well as the history of outside engagement with the ancient Maya, from Spanish invaders in the sixteenth century to later explorers and archaeologists, taking in scientific literature, visual arts, architecture, world’s fairs, and Indigenous activism.

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  • Time Song

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    Time Song

    Julia Blackburn has always collected things that hold stories about the past, especially the very distant past: mammoth bones, little shells that happen to be two million years old, a flint shaped as a weapon long ago. ‘Time Song’ brings many such stories together as it tells of the creation, the existence and the loss of a country now called Doggerland, a huge and fertile area that once connected the entire east coast of England with mainland Europe, until it was finally submerged by rising sea levels around 5000 BC.

    £14.99