The Riddle of Solomon

Author: D J Niko
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605425923
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston and anthropologist Daniel Madigan team up for another expedition and adventure in this second book in the Sarah Weston Chronicles. While working on the Qaryat al-Fau archaeological site in Saudi Arabia, the pair uncovers a mysterious ancient scroll composed as a riddle. As they attempt to date and decipher the scroll, a flurry of ills befalls their expedition and the scroll is stolen. A trail of clues leads to India, Jerusalem, and the Judean wilderness, where the two discover the scroll was written by the enigmatic King Solomon as a map to an ancient manuscript. Meanwhile a privileged young Briton, Trent Sacks, has invested years and a fortune looking for his manuscript. Believing he is the last descendant of the House of David in the line of Solomon, Sacks will do whatever it takes to amass the ancient relics which will prove he is the Jewish Messiah. Leaving a string of murders in his wake, Sacks vows to crush Sarah and Daniel for challenging his quest. Journeying through the worlds of the occult, corporate greed, geopolitical conflict, Judaic mysticism, and biblical archaeology, Sarah and Daniel race to uncover the powerful ancient message that could have an explosive impact on modern Israel.

The Riddle of the Labyrinth

Author: Margalit Fox
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062228889
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative. When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete 1,000 years before Greece’s Classical Age, he discovered a cache of ancient tablets, Europe’s earliest written records. For half a century, the meaning of the inscriptions, and even the language in which they were written, would remain a mystery. Award-winning New York Times journalist Margalit Fox's riveting real-life intellectual detective story travels from the Bronze Age Aegean—the era of Odysseus, Agamemnon, and Helen—to the turn of the 20th century and the work of charismatic English archeologist Arthur Evans, to the colorful personal stories of the decipherers. These include Michael Ventris, the brilliant amateur who deciphered the script but met with a sudden, mysterious death that may have been a direct consequence of the deipherment; and Alice Kober, the unsung heroine of the story whose painstaking work allowed Ventris to crack the code.

Mystery of the Tree House

Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0449810356
Format: PDF, ePub
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The adventures that started it all! Newly bound together, the first four books of the fan-favorite chapter-book series are the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling Magic Tree House series. Parents, teachers, and librarians hail the series as a tool to promote reading, as even the most reluctant readers want to know where the Magic Tree House will take the brother-and-sister team next. The story begins with Dinosaurs Before Dark, when Jack and Annie discover a mysterious tree house filled with books and a trip back to the time of the dinosaurs follows. In The Knight at Dawn, Jack and Annie are in the Great Hall of a castle; a feast is under way, but they aren't exactly welcome guests. When the tree house whisks them back to ancient Egypt in Mummies in the Morning, Jack and Annie must help a long-dead queen solve a puzzle. And in Pirates Past Noon, Jack and Annie find a secret map that leads to buried treasure and ruthless pirates! Mary Pope Osborne brings together just the right combination of history, magic, and fast-paced adventure to satisfy kids, parents, teachers, and librarians all over the world with her New York Times bestselling series.

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle

Author: Mike Nicholson
Publisher: Floris Books
ISBN: 178250396X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad. Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From pre-historic creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve. --------------- Strange lights, eerie sounds -- something spooky is happening at the museum. The ghostly goings-on centre on a dented Roman helmet. Could it be haunted? The Squad aren't convinced but what better place is there for a ghost to hide than in a museum full of seriously old and rather dead things? -------------------- In the Case of the Roman Riddle, the Squad investigate ancient treasure, mystery mosaics and suspicious centurions to try to solve their latest mystery. Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.

Locked Gates

Author: Howard West
ISBN: 1456603124
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Answers long misunderstood. Locked Gates unearths an impressive amount of evidence of previously unrecognized technological advancements of the ancient past. Evidence based on myths and legends of the Middle East and confirmed through modern technology sources, such astrophysical evidence provided by NASA, geological substantiation provided by the science journals such as NATURE, and countless main steam science documents. Think of Howard West's book as your ball of thread similar to the thread that lead Theseus out of the darkness of Minotaur's Labyrinth.

The Young Explorer s Companion to The Secret of the Sacred Scarab

Author: Fiona Ingram
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1783011017
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Discover the story behind The Secret of the Sacred Scarab and meet the real life boys who inspired the series. Find out who was the Scarab King, and learn the secrets of Ancient Egypt. Tips on creative writing will turn kids into budding authors. Visit Egypt with cool class activities. Take the quiz and find out how much you really know about Ancient Egypt. Pictures include drawings by real-life hero, Adam Sinclair. Bonus material includes the first chapters of Book 2: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur and Book 3: The Temple of the Crystal Timekeeper. Join Justin and Adam in their search for the Seven Stones of Power.

The 100th Human

Author: Chris Fenwick
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0976092557
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“the 100th human” tracks the life-or-death, heroic quest of three unforgettable characters as they navigate the epic challenges facing the earth and her inhabitants. In this novel, Chris Fenwick successfully explains such complex scientific theories as critical mass, zero point, wave functions and punctuated equilibrium, making them accessible and even important to our daily lives.This fast-paced journey melds the teachings of the Kabbalah, the Vedas and Christ, fusing the universal concepts of purpose, gratitude, consciousness and love into one compelling story of hope, but also of responsibility.