'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?
About the Author
Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.
Table of ContentsContents The search for treasure 4 Roman riches 8 Amazing Anglo-Saxon discovery 14 Secrets of the ancients 24 Treasures of the New World 30 Undiscovered treasures 38 Finding treasure 42 Timeline 44 Glossary 45 Find out more 46 Index 48