Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places: The Life and Legends of Ancient Sites Around the World

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MetroBooks, 2000 - 256 pages
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For anyone who has ever been captivated by the mysteries abounding in the lore and legends of history, the Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places is the perfect companion to bring these mysteries of the past vividly to life. With Philip Wilkinson's carefully researched and fascinating text examining the history and culture of each place of mystery, and Robert Ingpen's award-winning and richly imaginative full-color illustrations presenting the scenes of daily life in the past, this volume is sure to entertain and mystify. From Stonehenge and Aztec human sacrifices, to Easter Island and the fall of Troy, the Encyclopedia of Mysterious Places lends new insight to the great myths and legends of our world, and delves into the secrets that have remained shrouded in mystery for ages.

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A beautiful coffee table book but still a good reference book. Read full review

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Robert R. Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia on October 13, 1936. He began studying illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has written and/or illustrated more than 100 books including versions of The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, and Treasure Island. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his contribution to children's literature.

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