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The Maldive Mystery
The Maldive Mystery
Author: Thor Heyerdahl
From Publishers Weekly: — When the Maldive Islanders converted to Islam in the 12th century, they discarded or destroyed all traces of earlier cultures, thus denying their past. Recent archeological discoveries prompted the government to invite Heyerdahl to examine the artifacts and attempt a reconstruction of pre-Islamic history. Located in the ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345347275
ISBN-10: 0345347277
Publication Date: 11/12/1987
Pages: 367
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Ever since reading "The Ra Expeditions," Thor Heyerdahls books have fascinated me. (Somehow, I had missed "Kon-Tiki" and did not read it until much later.) "The Maldive Mystery" is one of a series of books in which he explores the ancient world of the Middle East and Indian subcontinent tracing links to South America and Polynesia. Here in the Maldives he finds traces of multiple peoples and religions that lead back to ancient civilizations in Sri Lanka, in the Indus Valley, in the Himalayan area, and beyond. If you enjoy books about exploration, ancient cultures, and archeology, this book will enchant you.
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