HISTORY WAS BURIED by Margaret Wheeler


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A Source Book of Archaeology,"" History Was Buried is true to its purpose--to introduce the uninitiated to the romance of archaeology through first-hand narratives by some of the foremost archaeologists of all time. It assembles a judicious selection of professional writing on buried cities, royal tombs, the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the discovery of the caves of Lascaux, of the treasures of Tut-ankh-Amen, and of the city of Pompeii. Each selection is prefaced by a simple, pointed introduction. Almost half of the book consists of excellent photographs which complement the text and underscore its inherent excitement. This is all rather familiar material, the finds those most popularly acclaimed and already most fully exposited. But an attractive come-on for the novice. Originally published in England under the titles, A Book of Archaeology and A Second Book of Archaeology.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Hart