Note: A review copy of Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs was provided to me by the author and the publisher via TLC Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review and as always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.
Friday, November 12, 2021
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Changed The World"
Happy Aloha Friday! I am happy to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour for National Geographic's Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Changed the World, which publishes today!
National Geographic (November 2, 2021)
I find archaeology fascinating, seeing and learning about ancient ruins, fossils and bones so Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs is right up my alley. Still, I am only midway through this 512 page chunkster, leaving it beside my bed to read through part of a chapter night. There are twelve chapters to be exact, starting with 3.6 mya-50,000 BC and ending with 1600-Present, and spanning the globe from Easter Island to China to Egypt and Pompeii and Herculaneum to the American Southwest, Jamestown and even the Titanic. The forward is by Douglas Preston, author, anthropologist and chronicler of history, and whose books I enjoy. The stories and facts included are interesting, the many photos and illustrations are breathtaking, and for me it is a good balance of well-known discoveries and others that I knew little about. I think there's something to captivate almost every history buff here--some finds are awe inspiring, some reflect pieces of history that are cringe-inducing, but all of it is illuminating. This book would make a great gift, but I'm holding on to my copy and savoring it!
Just a brief glimpse inside:
You can see the stops for the rest of this TLC Book Tour and what other reviewers thought about the book here.