Issue 3

Archaeology of Christianity in Africa

The Archaeology of Christianity in Africa Niall Finneran (Tempus £19.99) The Archaeology of Christianity in Africa covers a wide span. It begins with the brief, but brilliant, flourishing of Christianity in North Africa, to be extinguished after two or three centuries by the spread of Islam. However, the major part of the book looks at […]

Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

The Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt Ed. Bill Manley, Thames and Hudson, £24.95 Were the pyramids built by slaves? Did the pharaohs marry their sisters? Are there more royal tombs yet to be discovered in Egypt? These are just three of the 70 mysteries broached by 17 eminent Egyptologists and archaeologists in this all-colour […]

Lost Civilisations

Lost Civilisations looks at some 20 archaeological sites from around the world. The author has a wide selection, with five from America, though surprisingly none from Egypt. The inclusion of Atlantis will raise some eyebrows, but in fact, he produces a sane account, concluding with a description of the eruption of Thera; though he also […]

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