Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs by Ann R. Williams (General Editor)

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

Blending high adventure with history, this chronicle of 100 astonishing discoveries from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the fabulous “Lost City of the Monkey God” tells incredible stories of how explorers and archaeologists have uncovered the clues that illuminate our past.

Archaeology is the key that unlocks our deepest history. Ruined cities, golden treasures, cryptic inscriptions, and ornate tombs have been found across the world, and yet these artifacts of ages past often raised more questions than answers. But with the emergence of archaeology as a scientific discipline in the 19th century, everything changed.

Illustrated with dazzling photographs, this enlightening narrative tells the story of human civilization through 100 key expeditions, spanning six continents and more than three million years of history. Each account relies on firsthand reports from explorers, antiquarians, and scientists as they crack secret codes, evade looters and political suppression, fall in love, commit a litany of blunders, and uncover ancient curses.

Pivotal discoveries include:

• King Tut’s tomb of treasure
• Terracotta warriors escorting China’s first emperor into the afterlife
• The glorious Anglo-Saxon treasure of Sutton-Hoo
• Graves of the Scythians, the real Amazon warrior women
• New findings on the grim fate of the colonists of Jamestown

With a foreword from bestselling author Douglas Preston, Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs is an expertly curated and breath-taking panorama of the human journey.

my thoughts:

History nonfiction at its very best! I LOVED Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs! Published by National Geographic and edited by Ann R. Williams, this lovely tome is chock full of fascinating historical tidbits, spectacular photographs, and amazing stories that you will not want to stop reading about. I mean it - this book will spark your interest in history and have you jotting down all of the things you want to research further. I know that I now have a notebook filled with a variety of topics and places that I want to learn more about. It is just so refreshing to read a history book that motivates you to read even more history books. I loved it!

This is one book that you need to check out for yourself. You need to see all the stellar photography and be AMAZED at the talent behind the lens and the awesome images themselves. You need to read all about the rich historical discoveries that this book covered - they will make your jaw drop.  And, you just need to get lost in the adventure that is history. This book will definitely keep you reading late into the night. Check it out!

I would happily recommend Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs to anyone and everyone looking for their next great historical read - you will LOVE this one!! Oh, and if you are looking for a gift for that history buff in your life, then look no further - Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs is the perfect choice!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Lost Cities Ancient Tombs
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Lark said...

This does sound like an amazing book! I love reading about all those lost cities and ancient tombs.