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Exploration in the World of the Ancients

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Discusses the voyages, navigation routes, and watercraft of explorers in the ancient world, from prehistoric times to the beginning of the Middle Ages.

World Exploration From Ancient Times

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World Exploration from Ancient Times cover the challenges and excitement of expeditions and settlements as explorers raced to discover the world. Meet the brave people who set out to find new places and read about their experiences in their own words.

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Author : Shona Grimbly
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought

Author : James S. Romm
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The "edges of the earth" became the basis of a literary tradition, surveyed here, revealing that the Greeks, and to a somewhat lesser extent the Romans, saw geography not as a branch of physical science but as an important literary genre.

The Ancient Cities of the New World

Author : Désiré Charnay
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Born in France, Charnay (1828-1915) travelled extensively through commissions from the French government and with private patronage. He made several visits to the region between 1857 and 1886, producing in his work both a journal of his adventures and an archaeological examination of past civilizations. Beginning in Mexico, Charnay notably examines the ancient city of Tula and also the history of Yucatán, discussing aspects of Toltec and Mayan culture. He explores the ruins of Chichen Itza, Kabah and Yaxchilan (which Charnay dubbed 'Lorillard Town' after a benefactor), among many other settlements. Surveying art, pyramid architecture, ancient customs and history based on extant sources, this account was a major contribution in its field and remains of interest to scholars of Latin American archaeology.

Explorations in Turkestan Expedition of 1904 Ancient Anau and the oasis world

Author : Raphael Pumpelly
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Purity and the Forming of Religious Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean World and Ancient Judaism

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Focusing on concepts, practices and images associated with purity in the ancient Mediterranean, this volume contributes new aspects to the current discussion about the forming of religious traditions, from a comparative perspective that acknowldges individual developments, mutual exchanges, as well as transcultural processes.

Education of Cancer Healing Vol III Ancients

Author : Peter Havasi
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The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East

Author : Beth Alpert Nakhai
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The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East, written by scholars working in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Israel, makes important contributions to our knowledge of the lives of ancient women. Its articles employ archaeology, biblical and other textual studies, ethnographic comparanda and more to investigate women in Egypt and western Asia from the Predynastic to the Byzantine Periods, as well as in England in the Victorian Era. They combat modern scholarshipâ (TM)s marginalization of women in antiquity, proving beyond all doubt that womenâ (TM)s roles in the home, in the workplace and in society at-large were essential for the survival of the family and the community. Locating women within the domestic sphere can no longer be seen to diminish appreciation of their extensive responsibilities and accomplishments. To the contrary, womenâ (TM)s domestic contributions are proven to be essential components of human survival, as are their contributions elsewhere throughout society, in elite royal, religious, and funerary contexts. The nine articles in this book highlight the fact that the traditional scholarly reliance upon dichotomization and compartmentalization must be resisted, and new paradigms developed and adopted. The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East takes important steps in that direction.

Exploration of Ancient Key dweller Remains on the Gulf Coast of Florida

Author : Frank Hamilton Cushing
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First published more than a hundred years ago, this illustrated monograph on the Key Marco site on Florida's Gulf Coast chronicles archaeological discoveries that have never been duplicated. In its time, work at the site was considered the most important excavation on earth and, until 1970, it was considered the most advanced work in archaeology anywhere in the United States.