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The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, from Utopia to Crisis and Collapse

By: Cartledge, Paul

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Woodstock, NY, Overlook Press: 2003

Edition: Stated First Edition

Our Product Number: 608939

ISBN: 1585674028

Condition: Fine in As New dust jacket


Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Gold boards with black spine imprinted with title and author in gold. . 304 pages. The Spartans is a compelling narrative that explores the culture and civilization of the most famous "warrior people": the Spartans of ancient Greece, by the world's leading expert in the field. Sparta has often been described as the original Utopia--a remarkably evolved society whose warrior heroes were forbidden any other trade, pr... View more info

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The World of the Celts

By: James, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1993

Our Product Number: 608969

ISBN: 0500050678

Condition: Very Good


No spine crease.. 192 pages. "The whole race...is madly fond of war, high-spirited and quick to battle...and on whatever pretext you stir them up, you will have them ready to face danger, even if they have nothing on their own side but their own strength and courage" - Strabo, first century BC. Warlike, flamboyant, courageous - the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation, even among the bellicose Romans. For 500 years they dominated the barbarian lands north of t... View more info

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Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs: A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

By: Mertz, Barbara

Price: $9.99

Publisher: New York, Harper: 2007

Edition: Second Edition

Our Product Number: 608518

ISBN: 0061252778

Condition: Near Fine


324 pages. World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people--from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions-- Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs... View more info

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The Nile and Egyptian Civilization

By: Moret, Alexandre

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Mineola, N.Y., Dover Publications: 2001

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 607583

ISBN: 0486420094

Condition: Very Good


497 pages. Classic study examines influence of the Nile and climate on social development in ancient Egypt, evolution of dynasties, divine kingdoms, the earliest royal institutions, feudal period, and social revolutions. Detailed discussions of religion, art and science, gods and cults, design and construction of temples and tombs, medicine, astronomy, literature, more. Profusely illustrated. View more info

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The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller

By: Patterson, James; Dugold, Martin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Little Brown and Companyn: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 608948

ISBN: 0316034045

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


332 pages. A secret buried for centuriesThrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. The keys to an unsolved mysteryEnchanted by ... View more info

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The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharohs

By: Reeves, Nicholas; Wilkinson, Richard H.

Price: $26.95

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1996

Our Product Number: 608718

ISBN: 0500050805

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


224 pages. Here is the definitive account of the Valley of the Kings, visited by millions of tourists and famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs.Some eighty tombs were dug in the valley at the height of Egyptian power more than 3,000 years ago, their chambers stocked with incredible treasures and decorated with magnificent wall paintings. It was here, in 1922, that Howard Carter stumbled upon the virtually intact tomb of the boy... View more info