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… Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland

Synopsis (from the book cover):
Older than the pyramids and predating Stonehenge by at least a thousand years, the stone complexes of ancient Ireland have been extensively excavated and studied, ye they have refused to give up their mystery. Archaeologists have speculated that the chambers were tombs. Art [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2017

… Ancient Temple In North America Reveals The Key To Ancient Wonders

When I visited Stonehenge I was tempted and bought this book from the shop.
More than 30 years ago on the remote plains of southern Alberta, Canada, scientist Gordon Freeman discovered a Sun Temple. His study of the site led him to find incredible similarities [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2017

Synopsis from the book cover:
Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature is it so apparent as in this classic work, The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest. This autobiography of a Jesuit priest in Elizbethan England is most remarkable document and John Gerard, its author,  a most remarkable priest in a time when to [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 25th 2015

I must admit I had never heard of World Book Night until a work colleague mentioned it to me yesterday. This morning when I arrived at work there was a copy of Escaped from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden placed in front of my keyboard. I shall read it and pass it on…
So what is [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 23rd 2015

Edited by Helen Moore and Julian Reid
Manifold Greatness: the Making of the King James Bible tells the story of the commissioning and translation of the King James version of the Bible, first published in 1611. It is richly illustrated with early printed books, manuscripts, artifacts and archival material, such as an annotated Bishops’ Bible of [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 23rd 2015

Synopsis (from back cover):
Enormous, elephantine and extinct the mammoth is the iconic animal of the Ice Age. These colossal creatures roamed the cold, open landscapes of Europe, Asia and North America as recently as 20,000 years ago. Today, their well-preserved fossil remains generate much fascination and speculation around the world. Mammoths: Ice age Giants reveals [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 2nd 2014

Book Overview (from book cover):
Silbury Hill is an iconic monument within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, and the largest prehistoric mound in Europe. Written by two authors with unrivalled information and knowldedge of the Hill and combining scholarly research and readable narrative, the book tells the story of the early recognition of its [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jul 26th 2014

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