Lost Cities

Lost Cities

by Nicola Barber

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Overview

'Lost Cities' examines the search for lost cities and the important artifacts within them that can offer us an extraordinary window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Lost Cities' offers a crosscurricular mix of science & technology and history & civilizations, with a fun, dramatic approach. Cities covered in the book include Pompeii, Troy, the desert city of Ubar, and the Inca city of Machu Picchu. 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410969255
Publisher: Raintree Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Series: Ignite Treasure Hunters Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 48 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has  written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.

Table of Contents

Looking for Lost Cities 4

Ubar: City in the Sands 8

The Search for Troy 16

Pompeii: Buried Alive 24

Lost Cities of the Incas 34

Legends of Lost Cities 42

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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