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Island of Isis: Philae, Temple of the Nile
by William MacQuitty

When the second Aswan dam was opened in 1971, Philae--dating from Ptolemaic times and regarded as the most beautiful of Egyptian temples--was trapped beneath the ...

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Nice plates.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



Lempriere's Classical Dictionary
by John Lempriere

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Still a great reference book though old.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy
by Miyamoto Musashi

Translated by V. Harris. Japan's answer to the Harvard MBA...Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, the book has been hailed as a limitless source ...

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Better swordsman than philosopher.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
by Eric Jager

In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a huge crowd gathers at a Parisian monastery to witness what will become the nation's final "trial by combat"—a court-ordered ...

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Good fun reading. Interesting to see the broader background and lead-up to duels in history rather than just the gory final moments.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



The World of Odysseus (New York Review Books Classics Series)
by M.I. Finley

The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the ...

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A classic. Good intro for kids into Bronze Age Greece but still find yourself reading it 20 years on.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



Hidden Tombs of Memphis: New Discoveries from the Time of Tutankhamun and Ramesses the Great (New Aspects of Antiquity)
by Geoffrey Thorndike Martin

Describes discoveries made since 1976 at Saqqarah outside of Memphis, and the light they shed on ancient Egyptian society.

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The Anglo-Saxons
by James Campbell, Eric John, Patrick Wormald

This survey, an introduction to the history of Anglo-Saxon England looks at political history, and religious, cultural, social, legal and economic themes are woven ...

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Hardbackedition very nice with good photography and text.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



Life in Ancient Egypt
by Adolf Erman

The need of a popular work on the manners and customs of Ancient Egypt has long been felt by theE nglish public. Herr Erman supplied this need in Germany by the ...

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Ur' of the Chaldees': A Revised and Updated Edition of Sir Leonard Woolley's Excavations at Ur
by Leonard Woolley, P. R. S. Moorey

Frontispiece + 272 pp., profusely illus. (many in color), 8vo.

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The Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology
by Robert Graves

*A comprehensive guide to world mythology which explores in detail the sources of human civilisation. *Fascinating facts and legends from across the globe, covering ...

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Great general reference book.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



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