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History’s Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities
Lost in the Sands of Time

by Brian Haughton

History's Mysteries: People, Places and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time (April 20, 2010)
by Brian Haughton

Renowned European archaeologist and internationally best-selling author, Brian Haughton is taking readers on the journey of a lifetime in his new book, History’s Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time.

From the 8,000-year-old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India’s magical Taj Mahal, from Rhode Island’s controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic Royston Cave in the UK, the strange medieval castle-village of Rennes-le-Château and the ancient walled city of Great Zimbabwe, this is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide.

Based on the latest archaeological evidence, History’s Mysteries explores:

  •  incredible archaeological discoveries at the 11,000 year-old sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey

  • the heated debate over the 47-million-year-old ‘Ida Fossil’— could it be the missing link in evolutionary history?

  • the reality behind controversial ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Oak Island Treasure and Egypt’s Dendera Lamps

  • what really happened to the Neanderthals?

With 36 photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect reference work for readers fascinated by the great mysteries of ancient times.

“In the globe-trotting spirit of Indiana Jones, Brian Haughton circled the earth, trying to get to the bottom of some of history’s greatest mysteries.”    -- BBC Online


History's Mysteries is an investigation into 35 archaeological mysteries from across the globe, organized by geographical region. As with Brian Haughton’s previous book Hidden History, this work separates its collection of enthralling ancient riddles into three sections: Mysterious Places, Unexplained Artefacts, and Enigmatic People. The choice of subjects was made to include a wide range of cultures and a mixture of both the well known and the relatively obscure. Consequently you will read about India’s celebrated Taj Mahal and the biblical Temple of Solomon, as well as the little known Royston Cave, in the UK, the infamous Rennes-le-Château, in France, and the forgotten site of Great Zimbabwe, in South Africa.

But what constitutes an ancient mystery? The ancient world will more often than not be mysterious by its very nature. We can excavate buildings, artefacts, even sometimes texts, but we cannot know how the people of these ancient societies felt, what they believed or what motivated them to behave in the way they did. Nevertheless, modern science is allowing us the kind of access to secrets of the past which was only dreamt of a few decades ago.

DNA studies, for example, of modern inhabitants of parts of Syria, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco, Cyprus, and Malta have shown extraordinary connections with the ancient Phoenicians who once had colonies in those areas. Ongoing study, conservation, and sampling of The Uluburun Shipwreck, the remains of a 3,300 year old ship and its extraordinary cargo from the coast of southern Turkey, is discovering fascinating connections between ancient Canaan, Egypt, Mycenaean Greece, Italy and even the Baltic Sea area of Northern Europe.

Science alone, however, will not give us a complete picture of the ancient world. But when combined with the study of mythology, folklore and sometimes simply a sharp change of viewpoint when looking back at the ancient world, science can be extremely enlightening. Indeed, it is surprising what can be accomplished by turning oneself off from a technology-obsessed 21st century mindset, for example in terms of understanding what the priorities may have been for the inhabitants of Nabta Play in the Egyptian desert 11,000 years ago, or the builders of Tenochtitlan in Mexico, around 700 years ago. Nevertheless, even if we could somehow project ourselves back into antiquity, one suspects that the magic and mystery which was undoubtedly a part of the everyday lives of many of these ancient civilizations would remain elusive.

It is often said by ‘alternative’ historians that bringing a particularly controversial ancient site or artifact to the attention of the world will ‘turn conventional wisdom on its head’. ‘Conventional’ archaeologists (‘conventional’ presumably meaning those who have studied and qualified as archaeologists) are criticized for not being open-minded enough to accept new theories and ideas. But, generally this is not the case, witness the (often heated) discussions surrounding genuinely challenging archaeological puzzles such as the extraordinary Turkish site of Göbekli Tepe, the enigmatic ‘Venus’ figurines of the last Ice Age, the abandonment of Mesa Verde, or the volcanic eruption which destroyed the Mediterranean island of Thera.

Spurious ‘ancient’ artifacts or sites (such as the Oak Island Treasure or The Dendera Lamps) are anything but a challenge to ‘conventional’ archaeology. The furore surrounding these subjects on the web and in various print publications is the result of speculation based on the preconceived agenda of the writer, and as such has no place in history or archaeology. It is this distinction between genuine and bogus ancient mysteries that History's Mysteries attempts to clarify. Sometimes a few hours research and a generous helping of critical thinking can dispense with anything in the second category.

In writing History’s Mysteries Haughton has not attempted to justify personal prejudices regarding the enigmas of the ancient world. Rather he has been guided by the facts, even if, in the end, they can sometimes be unsatisfactory.

This has to be the case, especially when we are dealing with prehistoric cultures that left no writing. We do not know, perhaps will never know all the answers. In History’s Mysteries Haughton has tried to present a summary of  the current level of knowledge relating to a small selection of archaeological mysteries. He leaves it up to his readers to pursue in more detail these riddles left to us by our ancient ancestors.
  

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History's Mysteries: People, Places and Oddities
Lost in the Sands of Time (April 20, 2010)
by Brian Haughton

Renowned European archaeologist and internationally best-selling author, Brian Haughton is taking readers on the journey of a lifetime in his new book, History’s Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time.

 

With 36 photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect reference work for those fascinated by the great mysteries of ancient history.

 

 


About the Author

A qualified archaeologist, Brian Haughton is an author and researcher on the subjects of prehistoric megalithic sites, ancient sacred places and supernatural folklore.

Haughton's first book, Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries' was published in January 2007, and has been translated into eleven languages, including German, Russian, Greek and Thai.

His second book "Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places", which concentrates on the folklore and strange tales surrounding ancient sacred sites, was published by New Page in July 2008. His third book for New Page, "The Lore of the Ghost", was published on 15 September, 2008.
History's Mysteries" - the long-awaited follow up to "Hidden History", was published in April 2009.

Brian's work has been featured in various print publications across the world including Doorways Magazine, Awareness and All Destiny and on web sites such as the B.B.Cs Legacies, World Mysteries and the Book of Thoth. He is a member of the Folklore Society (England) and serves as a consultant for U.Kbased research and investigative organization Parasearch. He long ago fell for the lure of the ancient world and tales of the supernatural. His initial inspiration came from visiting the Neolithic chambered tombs of the Cotswold Hills in England, and the Minoan site of Knossos on the island of Crete, as well as from reading the ghostly tales of Sheridan Le Fanu and M.R. James.

Brian currently lives in the town of Patras, Greece, and in his spare time plays guitar in the band The Electric Rays.

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A graduate of Nottingham (B.A. Archaeology) and Birmingham (M. Phil. Greek Archaeology) Universities, and a veteran of archaeological projects in England and Greece, Haughton is an author and researcher on the subjects of prehistoric megalithic sites, ancient sacred places and supernatural folklore. He has written about ancient mysteries and history for print and internet publications around the world, and his research into the Princess Caraboo hoax was featured on the B.B.C.

Haughton has contributed to the B.B.C’s Legacies Web site and his articles have appeared in a wide variety of magazines, including New Dawn, Awareness, All Destiny and the U.K.’s Paranormal Magazine. He is a consultant for the U.K.‐based research and investigative organization Parasearch, and a frequent media guest.

The author’s recent bestselling books include:


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