Lost Cities of the Ancient World
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- 1st October 2011
- 192 pages - 210 x 170 xmm
For more than 10,000 years, cities have been the sites of inspiration, myth and mystery. From Peru's Machu Picchu to the legendary Troy and Babylon, this book follows the rise and fall of 28 of the world's most fascinating lost cities, including the powerful seats of empires and renowned centres of learning. Lavishly illustrated, Joel Levy's book brings past cities and cultures vividly to life and provides the reader with an invaluable insight into these often forgotten places. Each location is described in evocative detail and is accompanied by contact details, maps and travel information to help readers plan visits to the sites.
Joel Levy is a writer specializing in ancient history and science. He is the author of several books, including The Doomsday Book: Scenarios for the End of the World (2005) Lost Histories (2006), The Atlas of Atlantis and Other Lost Continents (2007), The Secret Societies Bible (2010) and Scientific Feuds (New Holland, 2010).