Download E-books Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past PDF

By Erich von Däniken

THE SEVEN MILLION reproduction BESTSELLER

Chariots of the Gods was once instantly famous as a piece of huge value whilst it first brought the speculation that historic Earth had confirmed touch with aliens.

Erich von Däniken's examines old ruins, misplaced towns, spaceports, and a myriad of tough clinical evidence that time to extraterrestrial intervention in human historical past. so much outstanding of all, in spite of the fact that, is von Däniken's thought that we're the descendants of those galactic pioneers—and he finds the archeological discoveries that end up it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• machine astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land underneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• an enormous spaceport came across within the Andes

comprises impressive photographs that rfile mankind's first touch with extraterrestrial beings on the sunrise of civilization.

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Gifts for the Gods: Images from Egyptian Temples (Metropolitan Museum of Art) PDF

With contributions by means of Laurent Coulon, Sue Davies, Élisabeth Delange, Richard Fazzini, Florence Gombert, Adela Oppenheim, Diana Craig Patch, Maarten Raven, Edna Russmann, John H. Taylor, Eleni Tourna, and Michel Wuttmann
 

Throughout their lengthy historical past, the traditional Egyptians crafted beautiful statues of bronze, copper, silver, and gold as choices to their gods and to be used in temples and shrines. This publication is the 1st to target the paintings and value of Egyptian steel statuary, featuring clean insights and the main updated info in this lustrous and necessary paintings. With shiny texts, the authors hint continuities within the improvement of the statuary, remove darkness from how its creation was once built-in inside inventive and social buildings, and query its power position in ritual perform. the intense huge bronzes of the 3rd Intermediate Period––the apogee of the tradition––are explored extensive, as is the expertise that used to be inseparable from the artistry in the back of those treasures.

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Download E-books An Archaeology of Images: Iconology and Cosmology in Iron Age and Roman Europe PDF

Using archaeology and social anthropology, and greater than a hundred unique line drawings and pictures, An Archaeology of pictures takes a clean examine how old photos of either humans and animals have been utilized in the Iron Age and Roman societies of Europe, six hundred BC to advert four hundred and investigates many of the meanings with which photographs could have been imbued.

The booklet demanding situations the standard interpretation of statues, reliefs and collectible figurines as passive issues to be checked out or worshipped, and divulges them as a substitute as energetic artefacts designed for use, dealt with and damaged. it really is made transparent that the putting of pictures in temples or graves won't were the one episode of their biographies, and a unmarried picture could have passed through numerous existences prior to its operating existence used to be over.

Miranda Aldhouse eco-friendly examines a variety of different concerns, from gender and id to foreignness, enmity and captivity, in addition to the importance of the fabrics used to make the photographs. the result's a accomplished survey of the multifarious capabilities and stories of pictures within the groups that produced and ate up them.

Challenging many formerly held assumptions concerning the which means and value of Celtic and Roman artwork, An Archaeology of pictures can be debatable but crucial examining for someone attracted to this area.

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Download E-books L'Iconoclasme Byzantin : Le Dossier Archéologique (Champs Arts) PDF

By André Grabar

André Grabar suggest une interprétation de l'iconoclasme byzantin (728-843) en étudiant directement les oeuvres d'art de l'époque de l. a. persécution des pictures. los angeles bibliothèque scientifique de l'iconoclasme byzantin est considérable mais néglige les témoignages de l'art et des monuments, oeuvres autour desquelles se déroula l. a. querelle des images.
Les fouilles, jointes à l'iconographie des médailles et des sceaux, constituent le répertoire de cet ouvrage et ont permis de reconstituer l'essentiel des faits relatifs à cette période.
L'ouvrage comprend trois events : un essai sur le problème de l'image religieuse, païenne et chrétienne, avant le graduation des persécutions des icônes par les empereurs byzantins (726) ; une partie centrale qui envisage le style de l'image sacrée pendant les persécutions (726-843) et une troisième partie qui traite des arts religieux byzantins après los angeles fin des persécutions (843).

André Grabar (1896-1990) est un historien de l'art français d'origine russe. Professeur d'archéologie byzantine au Collège de France et membre de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, il est considéré comme l'un des fondateurs de l'histoire de l'art byzantin au XXe siècle.

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André Grabar (1896-1990) est un historien de l'art français d'origine russe. Professeur d'archéologie byzantine au Collège de France et membre de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres, il est considéré comme l'un des fondateurs de l'histoire de l'art byzantin au XXe siècle.

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Download E-books The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts PDF

By Neil Asher Silberman, Israel Finkelstein

During this groundbreaking paintings that units aside truth and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use major archeological discoveries to supply historic information regarding biblical Israel and its neighbors.

In this iconoclastic and provocative paintings, prime students Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on contemporary archaeological learn to offer a dramatically revised portrait of historic Israel and its friends. They argue that the most important proof (or a telling loss of proof) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon means that a few of the most renowned tales within the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s significant empire—reflect the realm of the later authors instead of real historic evidence.

Challenging the fundamentalist readings of the scriptures and marshaling the most recent archaeological facts to help its new imaginative and prescient of old Israel, The Bible Unearthed bargains a desirable and arguable viewpoint on while and why the Bible was once written and why it possesses such nice non secular and emotional strength this day.

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Download E-books The Hunt for Atlantis: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) PDF

By Andy McDermott

A misplaced CIVILIZATION.
A risky QUEST.
A lethal SECRET.

It’s certainly one of history’s so much enduring and debatable legends—the misplaced urban of Atlantis. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is sure she’s solved the riddle of its whereabouts—and with the aid of reclusive billionaire Kristian Frost, his attractive daughter, Kari, and ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase, she’s approximately to take advantage of very important discovery in centuries. yet now not everybody desires them to be triumphant: a robust and mysterious association will cease at not anything to make sure that a mystery submerged for 11,000 years by no means resurfaces.

More than one would-be discoverer has already died in pursuit of Atlantis’s secrets—including Nina’s personal mom and dad. Failure isn’t an alternative. From the streets of ny to the Brazilian jungle, from a Tibetan mountaintop to the ground of the Atlantic Ocean, Nina and Eddie will race opposed to time—and stick to a path of hazard and demise to a revelation so explosive, it might wreck civilization forever….

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Download E-books The Sacred Vault: A Novel (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase) PDF

By Andy McDermott

A bold HEIST.
A valuable ARTIFACT.
A mystery LOCKED accurately AWAY—UNTIL NOW.
 
while Michelangelo’s David is stolen from its museum in Florence, it’s in basic terms the most recent in a sequence of audacious raids at the world’s maximum treasures. yet American archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, ex-mercenary Eddie Chase, become aware of the raiders’ final objective whilst the Talonor Codex—a cryptic go back and forth magazine that Nina present in Atlantis—is snatched from a well-guarded exhibition correct in entrance in their eyes.

The codex holds clues to the site of the Vault of Shiva and its legendary contents: the chronicles of the traditional Hindu god of destruction himself. From a perilous shootout in San Francisco to a hidden valley within the snowbound Himalayas, Nina and Eddie needs to run a labyrinthine gauntlet of ruthless killers, corrupted faiths, and twisted objectives to arrive the sacred vault prior to a crafty billionaire with a plot to remake the world—after he brings this one crashing down.

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Download E-books The Indo-Aryan Controversy: Evidence and Inference in Indian History PDF

For the 1st time in one quantity, this ebook offers a number of the arguments within the Indo-Aryan controversy. It additionally presents a template for the fundamental matters addressing 4 significant parts: archaeological examine, linguistic matters, the translation of Vedic texts of their historic contexts, and ideological roots. the amount ends with a plea for a go back to civility within the debates that have turn into more and more, and unproductively, politicized, and indicates a application of analysis and inquiry upon which students from either side of the controversy may embark.

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Download E-books Archaeology: An Introduction PDF

By Kevin Greene, Tom Moore

Archaeology: An Introduction appears to be like at the back of the preferred features of archaeology akin to the invention and excavation of web sites, the research of human is still and animal bones, radiocarbon courting, museums and 'heritage' screens, and divulges the tools utilized by archaeologists. It additionally explains how the topic emerged from an beginner pursuit within the eighteenth century right into a critical self-discipline, and explores altering models in interpretation in fresh a long time.

This 5th version has been up to date via a brand new co-author, Tom Moore, and maintains to incorporate key references and information to aid new readers locate their method during the ever increasing diversity of archaeological courses. It conveys the buzz of latest archaeological discoveries that seem on tv or in newspapers whereas assisting readers to guage them by way of explaining the equipment and theories that lie at the back of them. especially, whereas serving as a lucid textbook, it remains a very available account that would curiosity a large readership. as well as drawing upon examples and case stories from many areas of the area and classes of the earlier, it contains the authors' personal fieldwork, learn and instructing and lines a brand new four-colour textual content layout and color illustrations plus an extra 50 subject packing containers.

The entire thesaurus and bibliography are complemented by means of a aid web site hosted through Routledge to support extra examine and wider studying. It comprises bankruptcy overviews, a testbank of questions, powerpoint dialogue questions, web-links to support fabric for each bankruptcy plus a web thesaurus and photo bank. 

 New to the 5th version:

  • inclusion of the most recent survey techniques
  • updated fabric at the improvement in courting, DNA research, isotopes and inhabitants movement
  • coverage of recent topics corresponding to identification and personhood
  • how varied societies are outlined from an anthropological standpoint and the consequences of this for archaeological interpretation
  • the influence of weather swap and sustainability on history management
  • more at the historical past of archaeology

Visit the companion web site at www.routledge.com/textbooks/greene for extra assets, including:

  • chapter overviews
  • a testbank of questions
  • PowerPoint dialogue questions
  • links to aid fabric for each chapter
  • an on-line thesaurus and photograph bank

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Download E-books Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Context PDF

Cave artwork is a topic of perennial curiosity between archaeologists. until eventually lately it was once assumed that it was once principally limited to southern France and northerly Iberia, even though in recent times new discoveries have validated that it initially had a wider distribution. the invention in 2003 of the UK's first examples of cave artwork, in caves at Creswell Crags at the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border, was once the main fabulous representation of this. The discoverers (the editors of the booklet) introduced jointly in 2004 a couple of Palaeolithic archaeologists and rock artwork experts from internationally to review the Creswell artwork and debate its value, and its similarities and contrasts with modern overdue Pleistocene ("Ice Age") artwork at the Continent. This comprehensively illustrated ebook provides the Creswell artwork itself, the archaeology of the caves and the quarter, and the broader context of the higher Palaeolithic period in Britain, in addition to a few updated reviews of Palaeolithic cave artwork in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy which serve to contextualize the British examples.

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