Ancient Civilizations: The Illustrated Guide to Belief, Mythology and Art

by Woolf Greg (Editor)

Hardcover, 2005



Call number

930 Woo

Call number

930 Woo

Local notes

930 Woo


Duncan Baird Publishers (2005), Hardcover


From the dazzling temples of the Acropolis to the strange and enigmatic glyphs of the Maya, Ancient Civilizations takes readers on a fascinating journey back in time. This richly illustrated book explores the beliefs, rituals, arts and myths of ancient cultures across the world, beginning with the first civilizations of the Fertile Crescent and progressing to the early Middle Ages. Informative, accessible text and gorgeous, detailed photographs of art work and sacred sites give readers real insight into our ancient ancestors' daily lives. Special emphasis is given to symbols, sacred texts, religious ceremonies, gods and goddesses, visions of the cosmos, and sacred sites. If you've ever felt drawn to the magic, legends, and mysteries of the past, this is the perfect book for both reading pleasure and reference.… (more)


Physical description

11.1 x 9.37 inches


184483218X / 9781844832187



User reviews

LibraryThing member davisfamily
Excellent overview of Religious and social beliefs.


(6 ratings; 3.6)
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