Ancient Treasures

Ancient Treasures

Author: Nick Hunter

Publisher: Capstone

Published: 2014-11-01

Total Pages: 48

ISBN-13: 1410969231

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'Ancient Treasures' examines the hunt for ancient treasure troves and hoards, whether they contain gold and jewels, or important artifacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Ancient Treasures' offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach. Treasures covered in the book include the Roman Hoxne Hoard, the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard, the extraordinary discoveries of the Rosetta Stone and Dead Sea Scrolls, and the South American treasures of Lake Guatavita. The book also looks at the motives for these searches, and the importance of responsible archaeology: were the treasure hunters driven by personal greed or glory, or did they embark on their quest with a historical interest and a desire to preserve the lost treasures?


Ancient Treasure Mazes

Ancient Treasure Mazes

Author: Dave Phillips

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Published: 2009-02-19

Total Pages: 52

ISBN-13: 0486467732

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Thrilling adventure and perilous dangers await young explorers at every turn in their pursuit of precious treasure. But they must navigate these 36 mind-boggling mazes through foreign lands — and underwater pathways — to claim their prize.


The Magnificent Book of Treasures: Vikings

The Magnificent Book of Treasures: Vikings

Author: Stella A. Caldwell

Publisher: Weldon Owen International

Published: 2023-08-08

Total Pages: 82

ISBN-13: 168188903X

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Travel back in time more than a thousand years to visit the world of the Vikings. Board a longship to go on a voyage of exploration, and see the weapons and armor used by a mighty warrior. Discover mythical tales of magic, monsters, gods, and goddesses. Learn about mysterious picture stones, how the Vikings honored their dead, and how they traveled to the ends of the known world. Dozens of ancient Viking treasures are depicted in detailed full-color illustrations accompanied by fascinating facts about their use, lore, and history. DOZENS OF ARTIFACTS: Learn about 36 iconic objects, from a Viking warrior’s axe to a longship that sailed the high seas. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED: Vibrant, detailed images of the art, objects, people, and icons of the Viking world. FASCINATING FACTS: Includes hundreds of amazing facts about Viking treasures in an easy-to-read Layout that will enthrall budding historians of all ages. CLASSROOM TO COFFEE TABLE: This beautiful volume is equally at home on a school bookshelf to support student learning as in a living room to be enjoyed by the whole family. COLLECT THE SERIES: More fascinating compendiums for all ages include The Magnificent Book of Treasures: Ancient Egypt, The Magnificent Book of Treasures: Ancient Rome, The Magnificent Book of Horses, The Magnificent Book of Extinct Animals, and more!


Ancient China

Ancient China

Author: Jenny Liu

Publisher: Running Press

Published: 1996-10-03

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781561387854

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Open the chest's secret compartment to reveal a brush and ink set and instructions for making Chinese characters, I Ching coins used to tell the future, a Chinese fan to decorate, plus charts, stickers, and more.


Loot

Loot

Author: Sharon Waxman

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2010-04-01

Total Pages: 432

ISBN-13: 1429960434

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A journey across four continents to the heart of the conflict over who should own the great works of ancient art Why are the Elgin Marbles in London and not on the Acropolis? Why do there seem to be as many mummies in France as there are in Egypt? Why are so many Etruscan masterworks in America? For the past two centuries, the West has been plundering the treasures of the ancient world to fill its great museums, but in recent years, the countries where ancient civilizations originated have begun to push back, taking museums to court, prosecuting curators, and threatening to force the return of these priceless objects. Where do these treasures rightly belong? Sharon Waxman, a former culture reporter for The New York Times and a longtime foreign correspondent, brings us inside this high-stakes conflict, examining the implications for the preservation of the objects themselves and for how we understand our shared cultural heritage. Her journey takes readers from the great cities of Europe and America to Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, as these countries face down the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She also introduces a cast of determined and implacable characters whose battles may strip these museums of some of their most cherished treasures. For readers who are fascinated by antiquity, who love to frequent museums, and who believe in the value of cultural exchange, Loot opens a new window on an enduring conflict.


Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits! Pocket Edition

Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits! Pocket Edition

Author: Brett M. Bernstein

Publisher:

Published: 2010-03

Total Pages: 94

ISBN-13: 9780977067374

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Prepare to Unleash your Imagination with Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits , an introductory fantasy roleplaying game. Assume the role of a mighty warrior, powerful wizard, or crafty rogue and explore the ancient dungeons, catacombs, and ruins in the Known World. Start playing in less than 10 minutes. Two or more friends can join your adventures-or grab all the glory for yourself. Choose which areas to explore, choose which monsters to attack, and choose how to dole out the treasure. Then proceed with your own adventures into the dark and dangerous depths, exploring either random catacombs or those you design yourself. Written for beginners, yet perfect for veteran roleplayers in search of a fast-playing and flexible experience. Requires one or two dice. Downloadable sheets for characters and monsters are available at the Precis Intermedia website (www.precisintermedia.com).


Island Chaptal and the Ancient Aliens 'Treasure

Island Chaptal and the Ancient Aliens 'Treasure

Author: Camilla Monk

Publisher: Yaypub

Published: 2020-05-12

Total Pages: 370

ISBN-13:

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Okay, so it starts kind of like Hart to Hart. He’s March November, a self-made millionaire and former legendary hitman, who now runs Struthio Security, a wholly legitimate business catering to high-end clients in serious trouble—think being in the cross-hairs of a Nigerian warlord. He works with Island Chaptal, his girlfriend and partner. She used to be a computer engineer, but a lot of stuff happened, so now she’s his CTO and hacks poorly-protected devices and fiber optic cables for him, which kind of sounds like she slept her way to the top, but no, actually. Together, Island Chaptal and Mr. November fight crime. Mostly. This time though, they’re rescuing Joy—Island’s BFF—who ended up in a Cancún jail after nearly killing her boyfriend’s side chica with a three-feet tall birthday cake. Ancient aliens somehow get involved in this mess, and also a guy name Angel Somoza, who hates sloths. There’s gunfights, frenetic capering from Cancún to Cairo, passionate sex, Roomba cats, and a lot of questionable science thrown in. It’s the final chapter of the Spotless series, and just another Monday for March and Island.


Lost Treasures of American History

Lost Treasures of American History

Author: W.C. Jameson

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

Published: 2006-10-09

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 1589796322

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With his storyteller's gift, Jameson relates episodes from early explorers through the colonial period, the Civil War, the settling of the West, and the roaring 1920s. As a professional treasure hunter, he has followed the trails of many of the lost mines and buried treasures he describes. Sample treasures include Sir Francis Drake Treasure, Benedict Arnold Treasure, Lafayette's Sunken Riches, Maryland's Lost Silver Mine, The Wandering Confederate Treasury, Lost Treasure of the Gray Ghost, Oklahoma Outlaw Cache, and Lost Spanish Gold in the Sandia Mountains.


The Law of Treasure

The Law of Treasure

Author: A.G. Guest

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

Published: 2018-09-11

Total Pages: 168

ISBN-13: 1784919756

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This book aims to provide a reliable guide to the Law of Treasure in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It will be of vital interest and utility to metal detectorists in addition to archaeologists, museums, coroner’s offices, finds liaison officers, farmers and landlords’ associations.