National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past

Book - 2007
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Archaeology unlocks the secrets of Greece's ancient past. Explore the ruins of Greece and Turkey, on land and under sea.

In 1870, amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovers Hissarlik, part of Troy.

In 1939, the palace of King Nestor in the Mycenaean city of Messina is unearthed near Pylos. In 1996, artifacts from the city, burned around 1200 B.C., link the site to Homer's Odyssey.

In 1983, a Turkish diver locates the world's oldest shipwreck, which yields the world's oldest "book"—a carved wooden writing tablet with an ivory hinge.

This title brings readers into close contact with scientists working to uncover the secrets of the Ancient Greeks, whose artifacts appear at digs across Europe, Asia Minor, and northern Africa.

Ancient Greece includes an interview with underwater archaeologist Faith Hentschel, a past grantee of the National Geographic Society.

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Featuring an interview with underwater archaeologist Faith Hentschel, this exciting volume explores the ruins of Greece and Turkey, both on land and beneath the sea, following archaeologists across the globe as they unearth artifacts of the Ancient Greeks, including the world's oldest "book."

& Taylor

Discusses important archeological finds from Greece's past and reveals how archaeologists use the latest technology to discover clues to ancient Greek civilization.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2007
ISBN: 9780792278726
Branch Call Number: J 938 MCG
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Shanks, Michael
Alternative Title: Ancient Greece

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