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Beowulf, an Introduction to the Study of the Poem With a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn By R. W. Chambers
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Chamber's introduction to Beowulf is the most comprehensive study of the whole problem of this remarkable Anglo-Saxon manuscript. The original edition, published in 1921, began with a summary of the... More > views held by previous writers on historical and non-historical elements in the poem, its date, origin and structure; this was followed by a collection of the Latin and Scandinavian documents furnishing parallels for various episodes and a detailed discussion of the Fight at Finnsberg and the relation of the Finn-episode in Beowulf and the relevance of archaeological finds. The second edition provided a supplement on work up to 1930 and an additional bibliography. This third edition, similarly, accounts for scholarship and publications since 1930. The Sutton Hoo discoveries of 1939, in particular, have made additions necessary. The original text remains unaltered since no major change of emphasis or interpretation is needed; but Professor Wrenn's new supplement and bibliography brings the book up to date.< Less
A Mayan Temple in Pompeii By Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore
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The archaeological site of Pompeii in Italy was an ancient Roman town. It was covered in six meters of ash and pumice by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The site lay undisturbed until... More > 1599. The town is a fully preserved time capsule of Roman life in 79AD. What you see today has not been tampered with over time and therefore the structures are true historical records. So what has this to do with this book? What we found in one of the fully excavated villas is an exact scaled reproduction of a Mayan temple at Chichen Itza. The conclusion is obvious that either Roman or Phoenician traders travelled to Mexico and returned to Pompeii prior to 79 A.D. We have the photographic evidence and the measurements for you to make an informed decision. This discovery will change the perception of the age of the Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza. It also changes forever the question, did early Roman of Phoenician traders travel to Mexico and now the answer is, yes!< Less
Solomon’s Panel: Lawhet Suliman By Mohammed Abdullah Bindayel
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Imagine having the opportunity to see a piece of history in real life. Even touch it. And then think about having the opportunity to own such a part of history. What would you be willing to do?... More > Author Mohammad Abdullah Bindayel presents such a possibility in his book Solomon’s Panel: Lawhet Suliman. A mysterious panel commissioned by the prophet Solomon is available for purchase. It is a little known object made of glass and gems. Some say it has powers, while others are more skeptical. Regardless of possible powers the panel may have, the object certainly has historical and archaeological value, and the list of people wanting to add it to their collections grows. As sellers and buyers enter the fray, competition becomes fierce—as does the mystery surrounding the panel. Solomon’s Panel: Lawhet Suliman is an opportunity to learn about a culture many may not be familiar with. You will be intrigued by this search for a treasure and the history surrounding it.< Less
The migration of symbols By Eugène Goblet d'Alviella
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Count Goblet d'Alviella (b. 1846, d. 1925) was a Belgian lawyer, rector of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a Professor of the history of religions, a prolific writer and a Masonic scholar.... More > The migration of symbols, is one of the foundations of archaeological and cross-cultural studies on symbolism. Using the Swastika, the Tree of Life, the Winged Globe, the Trident and the Caduceus, he explores major themes regarding symbols using psychological, historical, cultural and anthropological knowledge of his time. While these branches have evolved and new discoveries have been made since the introduction of his work, the methodological approach along with the thoughts of Mr. Goblet d’Alveilla remain vital to all who seek a deeper understanding of the field as well as those of esotericism and Freemasonry. The work includes 169 illustrations and over 400 references. ISBN-13: 978-1-944175-16-0< Less
The Passing of the Empires By GASTON MASPERO
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The Passing of the Empires Maspero, in the third volume of his great archæological trilogy, completing his "History of the Ancient Peoples of the Classic East," deals with the passing... More > in succession of the supremacies of the Babylonian, Assyrian, Chaldæan, Medo-Persian and Iranian Empires. The period dealt with in this graphic narrative covers fully five centuries, from 850 B.C. to 330 B.C. M. Maspero in cinematographic style passes before us the actors in many of the most thrilling of historic dramas. One excellent feature of his method is his balancing of evidences. Where Xenophon and Herodotus absolutely differ he tells what each asserts. With consummate skill also he arranges his recital like a series of dissolving views, showing how epochs overlap, and how as Babylon is fading Assyria is rising, and as the latter in turn is waning Media is looming into sight.< Less
Puck of Pook's Hill By Rudyard Kipling
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Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling; Illustrated by By H. R. Millar, 1906. Containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. The stories are all narrated to two... More > children living near Burwash, in the area of Kipling's own house Bateman's, by people magically plucked out of history by the elf Puck, or told by Puck himself. (Puck, who refers to himself as "the oldest Old Thing in England", is better known as a character in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.) The genres of particular stories range from authentic historical novella to children's fantasy. Each story is bracketed by a poem which relates in some manner to the theme or subject of the story. Donald Mackenzie, who wrote the introduction for the Oxford World's Classics edition of Puck of Pook's Hill in 1987, has described this book as an example of archaeological imagination that, in fragments, delivers a look at the history of England, climaxing with the signing of the Magna Carta.< Less
The Gospel According to ANE Covenant Understanding By Dave Schoch
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Most Christians in the Church today in the West do not know about Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) covenants, nor do they understand that the covenants God has made with mankind are based in form on ANE... More > covenants and their governing principles. In fact, the Old and New Covenants are ANE covenants. Scholars and theologians know that the greater understanding we have of the historical and cultural roots of Christianity, we can come to a more accurate interpretation of the New Testament Scriptures. This is particularly true since Biblical archaeology has unearthed information regarding ANE covenants which the Fathers of the Reformation did not have access to when formulating their doctrinal beliefs and creeds. Because the New Testament is an ANE covenant, the governing principles of ANE covenants affects how we must interpret the Scriptures emanating from that covenant. The information brought forth in this volume demands dissemination throughout the grassroots levels of the Church and Christian academia.< Less
An Introduction to Hnefatafl By Damian Gareth Walker
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Hnefatafl, the ancient Norse game of strategy, has intrigued scholars for more than a century. It was played not only in Scandinavia, but in the other countries where Scandinavians settled: the... More > British Isles, Northern France and Germany, Ukraine, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland. It may have even reached such exotic places as Constantinople and mainland North America. After a period of obscurity, the game is once again gaining popularity. This book acts as an introduction to the game. It takes the reader through the game's history, starting with the Greek and Roman games that preceded it, through its history of expansion and decline, and onto the modern revival and its resurgence in the present day. Alongside the historical content the book gives full rules for a number of versions of hnefatafl old and new, as well as ancestor and descendant games. Illustrations include archaeological finds, explanatory diagrams, and photographs of games from the author's collection.< Less
Solomon’s Panel: Lawhet Suliman By Mohammed Abdullah Bindayel
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Imagine having the opportunity to see a piece of history in real life. Even touch it. And then think about having the opportunity to own such a part of history. What would you be willing to do?... More > Author Mohammad Abdullah Bindayel presents such a possibility in his book Solomon’s Panel: Lawhet Suliman. A mysterious panel commissioned by the prophet Solomon is available for purchase. It is a little known object made of glass and gems. Some say it has powers, while others are more skeptical. Regardless of possible powers the panel may have, the object certainly has historical and archaeological value, and the list of people wanting to add it to their collections grows. As sellers and buyers enter the fray, competition becomes fierce—as does the mystery surrounding the panel. Solomon’s Panel: Lawhet Suliman is an opportunity to learn about a culture many may not be familiar with. You will be intrigued by this search for a treasure and the history surrounding it.< Less
Vampire Dreams By Richard Reich
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An elderly vampire innocently is employed in a time honored tradition, 'bat catcher,' and enjoys alerting the public's attention to those fascinating creatures, bats. A town's resident vagrant...... More > Chief proves he's more than the run of the mill crank the town's players know him to be. New wave horror or a macabre coincidence... how much horror may be at play at this grade school's playground? A young married couple recently moved to cliff like canyons of Malibu are confronted with more than scenery when a disturbance that defies explanation brings unexpected terror. What results when there's too strong an attraction to a lost loved one, particularly when the one one's lost is a vampire? An ongoing archaeological exploration, in Transylvania... not just any dig but once home to the historic Dracula. The castle's been renovated and readied for public tours yet the excavation in the basement leads to something strangely new. And 26 more stories..< Less