Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations by Robert Silverberg

Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations

by Robert Silverberg

Form: Non-fiction

Year: 1962

ID: 678

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(from Bantam 1970)

POMPEII! TROY! BABYLON!
ANGKOR! KNOSSOS! CHICHEN ITZA!

The fantastic story of how men lived at the dawn of civilization!

POMPEII — proud city of the Caesars preserved in its last agonized moment of life by a sudden torrent of volcanic ash.

TROY — the golden treasures of a great mythical city discovered hidden beneath a hilly Turkish town.

BABYLON — the great tower of Babel rising over the desert like a modern skyscraper.

ANGKOR — its vine-enshrouded towers brooding over the steaming jungles of Cambodia.

KNOSSOS — glittering, maze-like palace, home of the Minotaur, where Cretan aristocracy lived in glittering splendor.

CHICHEN ITZA — site of the great Mayan pyramid and the Sacred Well of death.

Here are Robert Silverberg's fascinating stories of six great civilizations that lived and died as long as 7000 years ago and the men who helped to rediscover them.

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