Folio Society, 1999, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, as stated
"C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy. We share the excitement of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood. We rediscover the ruined splendors of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. Here is much of the history of civilization and the stories of the men who rediscovered it." Slipcase has some shelf wear as well as some bumping to corners & extremities. It has some scuffing on the bottom Size: 180mm - 250mm. 528 pages. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Book comes in its original slipcase. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Archaeology; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19600.