Footsteps. Nine Archaeological Journeys of Romance and Discovery.

By Bruce Norman

Printed: 1987

Publisher: BBC Books. London

Dimensions 20 × 25 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 20 x 25 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Cream cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

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This book follows the courageous footsteps of some of the world’s first archaeological explorers. The first to be covered in this book is Giovanni Belzoni who discovered the tomb of Seti I, and who’s recovered statues and pieces which still adore the British Museum today. The next is Jean Louis Burckhardt who might not first sound familiar but his discovery sure is. He discovered the lost city of Petra, which nowadays is best know to most people as the final backdrop to the Spielberg film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Another famous discovery covered within its pages is that of Hiram Bingham who discovered Machu Picchu, which is unquestionably one of the worlds most spectacular archaeological sites ever discovered. Other stories covered within those pages are those of John Seely and the magnificent temples of Ellora, Charles Fellows in Asia Minor, Karl Mauch and the ruins of the Acropolis, Richard Wetherill and the Palace at Mesa Verde and Alfred Maudslay and his magnificent discoveries in Guatemala.

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