Mysteries Unwrapped: Lost Civilizations

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Suspenseful, intriguing, simply irresistible: since its debut just a year ago, Mysteries Unwrapped™ has captivated kids. Even reluctant readers love the appealing, high-interest topics and cool secret file” design that they just have to open. The newest entry to the series introduces children to some of the world’s most fascinating, but now long-gone, civilizations:

 

-   Find out about Ur a thriving ancient city that disappeared under sand

 

-   Learn about the Maya and the lengths they went to to appease the gods

 

-   Puzzle out the clues to the legendary lost city of Atlantis

 

-   Read the graffiti written on the walls of Pompeii before Vesuvius erupted and preserved intact

 

-   See the city hidden by the Gods”: Angkor Wat, a Khmer temple and religious center in Cambodia

 

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Sharon Linnea is an award-winning biographer, novelist, and one of America's top journalists. She has an extensive background as a book and magazine editor and has worked with cultural historians and psychologists.

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"Each of these topics comes with enough built-in intrigue that kids with an eye for history’s more exotic treasures will eagerly seek this out, while students looking for a little spice for research projects will be well served by factual elements and plausible conjectures that nevertheless could have been lifted right out of their favorite fantasy stories...a smooth introduction to the more exciting aspects of history and archaeology." -- Booklist  

 

 

 

 

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