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Ancient Mysteries
Ancient Mysteries
Author: Peter James, Nick Thorpe
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ISBN-13: 9780345434883
ISBN-10: 0345434889
Publication Date: 10/30/2001
Pages: 672
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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territory. Now science writer Peter James and archaeologist Dr. Nick Thorpe have teamed up again to examine Ancient Mysteries, pledging allegiance to no theory or theorist, free to explore any explanation supported by the evidence. As often happens, they must finally throw up their hands in confusion, but getting there is half the fun.
Did King Arthur really exist? Who was Robin Hood? How did the enormous stone heads of Easter Island find their way to their resting places? Why did the Mayans disappear? These are some of the 37 big questions tackled by James and Thorpe in nearly 700 pages. A few of their selections may seem curious when compared to the puzzles that have gripped us for centuries, but overall their penetrating analyses of legend and archaeological data are fascinating and engagingly written. For those who can tolerate a bit of uncertainty in their reading, Ancient Mysteries will be a profoundly satisfying look into the fuzzy boundaries of our knowledge.
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This book only serves to debunk all the ancient mysteries it talks about. I guess it's good for total skeptics who don't believe anything at all.