Lost Histories: Exploring the World's Most Famous Mysteries

Lost Histories: Exploring the World's Most Famous Mysteries

by Joel Levy

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Overview

Lost Histories looks at some of the great mysteries of the past, telling the stories of the tomb raiders and glory seekers who sought to solve them, and examining legends and historical facts to sort truth from myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848393196
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 07/15/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,025,754
File size: 519 KB

About the Author


Joel Levy is the author of The Doomsday Book, A Natural History of the Unnatural World, and Secret History.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     1
Lost Places     3
Atlantis     4
The Temple of Solomon     20
The Library of Alexandria     27
Camelot     37
El Dorado     47
Lost Artefacts, Works and Relics     57
The Ark of the Covenant     58
The lost Dialogues of Aristotle     66
The Holy Grail     74
Shakespeare's lost plays     85
Lost Treasure     97
The treasure of the Dead Sea scrolls     98
King John's jewels     109
The treasure of the Knights Templar     115
Montezuma's hoard     130
Captain Kidd's buried treasure     138
The Oak Island Money Pit     145
Lost People     154
The lost army of Cambyses     155
Boudicca's grave     163
The tomb of Genghis Khan     172
The Lost Colony of Roanoke     179
Amelia Earhart's last flight     189
Lost Wrecks     197
The Persian invasion fleets     199
The White Ship     206
Treasure galleons of the 1715 plate fleet     211
The Franklin expedition     221
References     231
Index     240
About the Author     246

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