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Blending high adventure with history, this chronicle of 100 astonishing discoveries from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the fabulous “Lost City of the Monkey God” tells incredible stories of how explorers and archaeologists have uncovered the clues that illuminate our past.

©2021 Ann R. Williams, Douglas Preston (P)2021 National Geographic

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No PDF of the treasures???WTH!

I want to see pictures of the beautiful treasures. Hearing about such things as the funerary mask of Tutankhamen is one thing; seeing it is another.

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FASCINATING

All the stuff that's been discovered since I graduated college in the 90s told in an engaging and educational way. I listened to it twice in a row!

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Just what I wanted

Vignettes that take you all over the world and back into time, this book delivers what I wanted - an escape from the here and now, something to think about, something new to learn and understand. But - in an efficient way that doesn't involve a lot of tangents and wasting my time. So many books are full of fluff, this one just keeps delivering.

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Great content

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Too bad Nat Geo is completely unable or unwilling to make adult content like this for streaming instead of wall-to-wall child content. It's just unimaginable, I guess.

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Good Overview for Further Reading

Being that 100 different finds are given coverage in this, you'll definitely want to know more about a lot of them than the book provides. However, I thought it was very effective at giving an overview and letting you hear about things you might not otherwise become aware of. Great launching pad for learning more.

My main complaint is the narrator's pronunciation. I'm not entirely positive that what I've heard in the past is correct, but she pronounces some things unlike anyone else I've ever heard. For examples, the general Pompey as "pom-pehy" like the city of Pompeii or Herculaneum with a stress on the final syllable as "knee-um". Minor stuff but it's kind of annoying. But hey, I don't speak any of the languages in question so maybe everyone else is wrong.