The Lost Sheep of Ancient America

Bringing the Lands and People of the Book of Mormon to Life

Author: Phyllis Carol Olive

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462125190

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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A land promised. A people led. The Nephites weren’t the only ones to be guided across the sea. And their stories continue well beyond the last pages of the Book of Mormon. From the author of The Lost Lands of the Book of Mormon, this comprehensive work takes you to ancient America to discover the groups and tribes who inhabited the promised land, including - The Jaredites - The Mulekites - The Nephites - And the other tribes of Israel Discover four thousand years of history from the times of Babylon to the Restoration, from the Nephite lands to the Hopewell civilization. Filled with spiritual lessons you can apply to your own life, this book bridges the gap between scriptural texts and history books to bring the people of ancient America to life.

Ancient Treasures

The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601635486

Category: History

Page: 240

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Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts? It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures read like edge-of-the-seat fiction, somewhere between Indiana Jones and James Bond. In Ancient Treasures, you will read fascinating stories of lost hoards, looted archaeological artifacts, and sunken treasures, including: The Sevso Treasure, a hoard of large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire—estimated to be worth $200 million—looted in the 1970s and sold on the black market. The Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 and brought to the castle at Königsberg in Russia, from which it disappeared. The fabulous wealth of Roman and Viking hoards buried in the ground for safekeeping, only to be unearthed centuries later by humble metal detectorists. The wrecks of the Spanish treasure fleets, whose New World plunder has been the target of elaborate salvage attempts by modern treasure hunters

Native American History

A Chronology of a Culture's Vast Achievements and Their Links to World Events

Author: Judith Nies

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 030781405X

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY: A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF ITS PLACE ON THE WORLD STAGE. Native American History is a breakthrough reference guide, the first book of its kind to recognize and explore the rich, unfolding experiences of the indigenous American peoples as they evolved against a global backdrop. This fascinating historical narrative, presented in an illuminating and thought-provoking time-line format, sheds light on such events as: * The construction of pyramids--not only on the banks of the Nile but also on the banks of the Mississippi * The development of agriculture in both Mesopotamia and Mexico * The European discovery of a continent already inhabited by some 50 million people * The Native American influence on the ideas of the European Renaissance * The unacknowledged advancements in science and medicine created by the civilizations of the new world * Western Expansion and its impact on Native American land and traditions * The key contributions Native Americans brought to the Allied victory of World War II And much more! This invaluable history takes an important first step toward a true understanding of the depth, breadth, and scope of a long-neglected aspect of our heritage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hidden Cities

The Discovery and Loss of Ancient North American Cities

Author: Roger G. Kennedy

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9781451658750

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Buried Treasures of the Pacific Northwest

Secret Indian Mines, Lost Outlaw Hoards, and Stolen Payroll Coins

Author: W. C. Jameson

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874834383

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

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Do Indians living today know the location of the supposededly cursed Lost Gold of Devil's Sink? Did Sir Francis Drake bury millions of dollars'worth of ancient Incan treasures? Has anyone found the box of gold coins buried by a reputed giant in the Washington rain forest? Is there a noble family's fortune buried near an old log cabin in the Cascades?

The Hidden Treasure of Dutch Buffalo Creek

Author: Jackson Badgenoone

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460267362

Category: History

Page: 344

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An eight year old boy named James, aka the wannabe Cisco Kid, nearly lost his life as he searched for precious metal in a bone dry southwest Arizona gulley. He retrieved only pyrite before a desert flood swept away his world. Over the course of half a century James acquired several additional nicknames. They were reflections of his multiple personalities. His dad called him Traveler or Trav. Some coworkers referred to him as Point Man. A few colleagues labeled him Knowledge Navigator or Nav. Under the cool, shimmering waters of Dutch Buffalo Creek, in 2014 A.D., Trav came upon a rusty bayonet. It was buried long ago in the Carolina Piedmont. This discovery is no coincidence; indeed, this bayonet is a symbol of the abundant riches found in the river of history that connects both the past and future. The blade reminded Point Man that all that glitters is not gold. Nav expanded the search for real treasure beyond the water’s edge. The blade was a catalyst that drove James to sift through a lifetime of artifacts and bittersweet memories. He found riches from the past and caught a glimpse of the future. Just as the bayonet glimmered in the depths of the water, so does the ongoing work of his family’s unseen witnesses, the Neverborn. They reveal ancient treasures that go far beyond mere gold and silver. James is guided into a deeper understanding that he and countless loved ones have been called by name as spoken by the prophet Isaiah: I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.

Aztec Thought and Culture

A Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind

Author: Miguel Leon-Portilla

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806170611

Category: History

Page: 272

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For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards in 1519, there was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. During that long span of time a cultural evolution took place which saw a high development of the arts and literature, the formulation of complex religious doctrines, systems of education, and diverse political and social organization. The rich documentation concerning these people, commonly called Aztecs, includes, in addition to a few codices written before the Conquest, thousands of folios in the Nahuatl or Aztec language written by natives after the Conquest. Adapting the Latin alphabet, which they had been taught by the missionary friars, to their native tongue, they recorded poems, chronicles, and traditions. The fundamental concepts of ancient Mexico presented and examined in this book have been taken from more than ninety original Aztec documents. They concern the origin of the universe and of life, conjectures on the mystery of God, the possibility of comprehending things beyond the realm of experience, life after death, and the meaning of education, history, and art. The philosophy of the Nahuatl wise men, which probably stemmed from the ancient doctrines and traditions of the Teotihuacans and Toltecs, quite often reveals profound intuition and in some instances is remarkably “modern.” This English edition is not a direct translation of the original Spanish, but an adaptation and rewriting of the text for the English-speaking reader.

Hidden History of Spanish New Mexico

Author: Ray John de Aragón

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614237018

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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New Mexico's Spanish legacy has informed the cultural traditions of one of the last states to join the union for more than four hundred years, or before the alluring capital of Santa Fe was founded in 1610. The fame the region gained from artist Georgia O'Keefe, writers Lew Wallace and D.H. Lawrence and pistolero Billy the Kid has made New Mexico an international tourist destination. But the Spanish annals also have enriched the Land of Enchantment with the factual stories of a superhero knight, the greatest queen in history, a saintly gent whose coffin periodically rises from the depths of the earth and a mysterious ancient map. Join author Ray John de Aragón as he reveals hidden treasure full of suspense and intrigue.

Native American Almanac

More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Yvonne Wakim Dennis,Arlene Hirschfelder,Shannon Rothenberger Flynn

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578596084

Category: History

Page: 656

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From ancient rock drawings to today’s urban living, the Native American Almanac: More than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples traces the rich heritage of indigenous people. It is a fascinating mix of biography, pre-contact and post-contact history, current events, Tribal Nations’ histories, enlightening insights on environmental and land issues, arts, treaties, languages, education, movements, and more. Ten regional chapters, including urban living, cover the narrative history, the communities, land, environment, important figures, and backgrounds of each area’s Tribal Nations and peoples. The stories of 345 Tribal Nations, biographies of 400 influential figures in all walks of life, Native American firsts, awards, and statistics are covered. 150 photographs and illustrations bring the text to life. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference work about Native American culture available today, the Native American Almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating, demystifying, and celebrating the moving, sometimes difficult, and often lost history of the indigenous people of America. Capturing the stories and voices of the American Indian of yesterday and today, it provides a range of information on Native American history, society, and culture.

Hidden Treasures Of The Egyptian Museum:On Hundred Masterpieces From The Centennial Exhibition

Author: Zahi Hawass,Kenneth Garrett,Farouk Hosny

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774247781

Category: History

Page: 82

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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the greatest repository of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world, receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. But many of its treasures, long kept in basement storerooms or in magazines at archaeological sites around the country, or recently discovered at ongoing excavations, have never been seen by the general public. To celebrate the centenary of the Museum, many of these unknown pieces of exquisite beauty or great historical importance--and often both--have been brought out of the darkness to form a unique exhibition in a very appropriate setting: a converted section of the great basement storerooms of the Museum. With some 250 artifacts from the earliest beginnings of pharaonic culture to its latest flowerings, the exhibition spans the whole of ancient Egyptian history, and the one hundred masterpieces beautifully photographed for this volume represent the whole range of the exhibition: the Predynastic Period, the Old Kingdom, the First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, the Second Intermediate Period, the New Kingdom, the Third Intermediate Period, and the Late Period. This handsome book will serve as a prized memento for visitors to the exhibition and as a window onto it for Egyptophiles everywhere.

Secret Maps of the Ancient World

Author: Charlotte Harris Rees

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434392783

Category: History

Page: 186

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The author explores evidence given in ancient Chinese writings, archaelogical finds in the Americas, and in ancient Chinese maps; demonstrating the likelyhood that America was discovered by the Chinese, not Europeans.

Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia

A Guide to the Remote Churches of an Ancient Land

Author: Bob Friedlander,Marie-Jose Friedlander

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781780768168

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Ethiopia is a land of hidden treasures, and among the greatest are its remote churches, whose richly decorated interiors amaze and astound with their vibrant colours and extraordinary illustration. Yet steeped in ancient legend, and often situated in remote locations, a true appreciation and understanding of these unique churches and their spectacular murals has been restricted to a select few. Now, in Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia, Maria-Jose Friedlander provides a unique guide to the churches, their architecture and decoration. Ranging from the rock-hewn churches of the Tigray region to the spectacular timber-built cave church of Yemrehane Krestos, Maria-Jose Friedlander provides detailed descriptions of the wonderful murals and of the stories behind them. Many of the wall paintings contain inscriptions in Ge'ez - the ancient language of Ethiopia - and full translations of these scripts are given. Detailed plans show the exact location of the paintings within the churches and the superb colour photographs by Bob Friedlander show the many aspects of the churches and their decoration in rich detail.

Native American Art

Author: Gerald W. R. Ward,Pamela A. Parmal,Michael Suing,Heather Hole,Jennifer Swope

Publisher: MFA Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Edited by Gerald W.R. Ward.

The American Discovery of Europe

Author: Jack D. Forbes

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252091256

Category: History

Page: 352

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This book investigates the voyages of America's Native peoples to the European continent before Columbus's 1492 arrival in the "New World," revealing surprising Native American involvements in maritime trade and exploration. Jack D. Forbes explores the seagoing expertise of early Americans, theories of ancient migrations, the evidence for human origins in the Americas, and other early visitors coming from Europe to America, including the Norse. The provocative, extensively documented, and heartfelt conclusions of The American Discovery of Europe present an open challenge to received historical wisdom.

Afghanistan

Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

Author: Fredrik Talmage Hiebert

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426202957

Category: Architecture

Page: 303

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Features the cultural and historical treasures of Afghanistan that were smuggled out of the National Museum by guards, curators, and antiquities lovers, who protected them from destruction by the Soviets and the Taliban.

IndiVisible

African-Native American lives in the Americas

Author: Gabrielle Tayac

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

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Exhibition catalog for "Indivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas", on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. November 2009 through May 2010.

The Ancient Art of Faery Magick

Author: D.J. Conway

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307785858

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Known as the little people, the ferrishyn, the wee folk, and the good neighbors, faeries have enchanted humans for centuries. But faeries are much more than playful sprites who frolic in gardens and dance on flowers by the morning light. There are helper faeries, trickster faeries, and powerful faeries who enhance magick and play a mighty role in the spirit world. In THE ANCIENT ART OF FAERY MAGICK, best-selling author and magick authority D.J. Conway explores the history of the faery folk, discusses faery laws and lives, and reveals the ancient secret faery oracle. She shares spells for invoking faeries for aid in health, love, peace, prosperity, and protection, and she even describes how to build faery houses and gardens to invite these wonderful creatures into your home. A comprehensive tome on a bewitching subject, THE ANCIENT ART OF FAERY MAGICK will initiate you into a life filled with faery sparkle and pixie dust.

Tahoe Beneath the Surface

The Hidden Stories of America's Largest Mountain Lake

Author: Scott Lankford

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: 9781597141390

Category: History

Page: 267

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Traces lesser-known historical facts about the nation's largest mountain lake, providing coverage of such subjects as its role in local Washoe Indian legends, its inspiration of more than a dozen literary classics and its impact on the careers of such figures as John Muir, Mark Twain and Frank Sinatra.