Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs by National Geographic (TLC Book Tour)


Do you love histories mysteries or know of someone that does?  Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs is the perfect book for any history lover.  This new book from National Geographic is a large hardcover book that chronicles “100 discoveries that changed the world.”

 The book covers the time period from 3.6 million years ago from bones of our ancestors like Lucy to almost present day with the finding of the Titanic.  Each section tells the story of a great archaeological discovery along with fantastic pictures.  From the legend of Troy, to the search for King David, to the disappearance of the H.L. Hunley, this book tells the story of some of histories greatest mysteries and how they were discovered by explorers or archaeologists.   I enjoyed that this book covered great finds from all over the world throughout our entire history.  It’s up to date with more current finds.  I knew some of the discovers, but not most.  It is a very intriguing book to read.  I’ve always loved these types of discoveries.  Reading about them makes me feel like Indiana Jones from the comfort of my own home.

 I liked that the book had a great introduction and afterward.  In the afterward, there was also a list of prospects that may hold more surprises from the Great Wall of China to the unknown tomb of Alexander the Great.  A section is also included on current technologies that are used to discover the past such as aerial imager and ground penetrating radar.  A good index is also included.  I love indexes and I am always happy when they are included in a history book.

 Overall, Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs is a fascinating look into one hundred great discoveries that help us to learn about our history.  It’s a great book for history and archaeology lovers or those who would like to learn more.

Book Source:  Review Copy from Hachette Book Group as part of the TLC Book Tour.  Thank-you!  I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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