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Hidden Treasures Of Ancient American Cultures

Author : John Heinerman
ISBN : 1555175198
Genre : Social Science
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Weaves together a riveting story of ancient American cultures. the author's careful research is enhanced by his personal anecdotes.
Category: Social Science

Ancient Treasures

Author : Brian Haughton
ISBN : 9781601635488
Genre : History
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Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts? It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures read like edge-of-the-seat fiction, somewhere between Indiana Jones and James Bond. In Ancient Treasures, you will read fascinating stories of lost hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including: * The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire--estimated to be worth $200 million--looted in the 1970s and sold on the black market. * The Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and brought to the castle at Konigsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared. * The fabulous wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried in the ground for safekeeping, only to be unearthed centuries later by humble metal detectorists. * The wrecks of the Spanish Treasure Fleets, whose New World plunder has been the target of elaborate salvage attempts by modern treasure hunters.
Category: History

The Lost Sheep Of Ancient America

Author : Phyllis Carol Olive
ISBN : 9781462125197
Genre : Religion
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A land promised. A people led. The Nephites weren’t the only ones to be guided across the sea. And their stories continue well beyond the last pages of the Book of Mormon. From the author of The Lost Lands of the Book of Mormon, this comprehensive work takes you to ancient America to discover the groups and tribes who inhabited the promised land, including - The Jaredites - The Mulekites - The Nephites - And the other tribes of Israel Discover four thousand years of history from the times of Babylon to the Restoration, from the Nephite lands to the Hopewell civilization. Filled with spiritual lessons you can apply to your own life, this book bridges the gap between scriptural texts and history books to bring the people of ancient America to life.
Category: Religion


Author : Russell Ricks
ISBN : 9781462128181
Genre : Religion
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WHEN SCHOOL BULLYING became more than he could bear, one small first-grader asked his Heavenly Father if he could return home to heaven. Instead, he was shown a miraculous vision of life beyond the veil and the promised blessings awaiting him. In Remember, Russell Ricks tells the story of his spiritual vision and how that event shaped his life, providing comfort during later challenges. Russell’s fascinating account will remind you that no matter how bleak life seems, our Savior will always be there for us.
“Russell Ricks has learned that the veil separating this temporal world from heaven and those who reside there is thinner than most people realize.” —Lee Nelson, author of Beyond the Veil “Apart from being a highly spiritual book, Remember is also a very personal account. This book is really unique, and it deserves to be widely read.” —Titus Rivas, coauthor of The Self Does Not Die: Verified Paranormal Phenomena from Near-Death Experiences
Category: Religion


Author : Timothy R. Pauketat
ISBN : 9781101105177
Genre : History
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The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as Cahokia, the site has drawn the attention of generations of archaeologists, whose work produced evidence of complex celestial timepieces, feasts big enough to feed thousands, and disturbing signs of human sacrifice. Drawing on these fascinating finds, Cahokia presents a lively and astonishing narrative of prehistoric America.
Category: History

Native American History

Author : Judith Nies
ISBN : 9780307814050
Genre : Reference
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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD STAGE. Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical narrative, presented in an illuminating and thought-provoking time-line format, sheds light on such events as: * The construction of pyramids--not only on the banks of the Nile but also on the banks of the Mississippi * The development of agriculture in both Mesopotamia and Mexico * The European discovery of a continent already inhabited by some 50 million people * The Native American influence on the ideas of the European Renaissance * The unacknowledged advancements in science and medicine created by the civilizations of the new world * Western Expansion and its impact on Native American land and traditions * The key contributions Native Americans brought to the Allied victory of World War II And much more! This invaluable history takes an important first step toward a true understanding of the depth, breadth, and scope of a long-neglected aspect of our heritage. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Reference

Hidden Cities

Author : Roger G. Kennedy
ISBN : 1451658753
Genre : Social Science
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Author : Fredrik Talmage Hiebert
ISBN : 1426202954
Genre : Architecture
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Features the cultural and historical treasures of Afghanistan that were smuggled out of the National Museum by guards, curators, and antiquities lovers, who protected them from destruction by the Soviets and the Taliban.
Category: Architecture

Buried Treasures Of The Pacific Northwest

Author : W. C. Jameson
ISBN : 0874834384
Genre : Fiction
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Do Indians living today know the location of the supposededly cursed Lost Gold of Devil's Sink? Did Sir Francis Drake bury millions of dollars'worth of ancient Incan treasures? Has anyone found the box of gold coins buried by a reputed giant in the Washington rain forest? Is there a noble family's fortune buried near an old log cabin in the Cascades?
Category: Fiction