Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, And Ancient Mysteries 
by Brian Haughton

Hidden History - Brian Haughton

"Written by archaeologist and devote of the esoteric Brian Haughton, Hidden History is an amazing survey of mystic places, people, events and structures throughout history . . . this fantastic volume; though highly speculative at times, is sure to be a treat for anyone with a taste for ancient fables, wonders, and conundrums."

- Midwest Book Review

Despite being enmeshed in a culture steeped in technology and science, the magic and mysteries of the ancient world can still haunt our imagination. Through their architecture, artefacts and deeds, ancient cultures speak to us across thousands of dusty years, from the labyrinthine palace of Knossos on Crete and the lofty pyramids of Egypt to the remotest jungle temples of Peru and the megalithic mystery of Stonehenge.

Brian Haughton's new book Hidden History brings together a fascinating selection of these ancient enigmas, arranged into three sections: Mysterious Places, Unexplained Artefacts, and Enigmatic People. You'll discover fascinating facts about forty-nine ancient mysteries including :

The Great SphinxMysticism and archaeology collide in the ongoing debate over this enigmatic monument. 

Mystery HillWho built the intriguing megalithic complex lying 40 miles north of Boston 

NewgrangeHundreds of years older than the Giza Pyramid and Stonehenge. Who were the builders of this Irish megalithic monument?

The Antikythera MechanismAn ancient Greek computer found beneath the Aegean Sea. 

The Baghdad BatteryA 2000-year-old electric battery from the Middle East?

The Voynich ManuscriptThe world's most mysterious book - Still undeciphered.

The Giant Hill-Figures of EnglandThe ancient Uffington White Horse and other huge chalk figures cut into the English countryside.

The Queen of ShebaClues to the real identity of this mighty ruler famous for her Biblical visit to King Solomon 

The AmazonsDid these fierce warrior women of ancient Greek myth really exist?

The FloresiansThe amazing discovery of a new species of dwarf humans from the Indonesian island of Flores. 

Hidden History fills the gap between archaeology and alternative history using the latest available data and a common sense, open-minded approach. The book discusses not only ancient history's major mysteries, but also some of the puzzles of alternative history, like the Coso Artefact, the possibility of ancient flight, and the mysterious Piri Reis Mapas well as mysterious peoples from the Magi and the Druids to the Knights Templar and the Green Children of Woolpit.

With more than 50 photographs and illustrations, this is the ideal reference work for those interested in the archaeology of these great enigmas.

Brian Haughton - Hidden History

About the author

Author and researcher Brian Haughton is a qualified archaeologist, with an interest in the strange and unusual. He is a graduate of Nottingham (B.A. in Archaeology) and Birmingham (M. Phil in Greek Archaeology) Universities, and has worked on archaeological projects in England and Greece. 

Haughton's first book Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries was published in January 2007, and has already been translated into nine languages. His second, Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places, was published in July 2008. His third and latest offering, Lore of the Ghost, was released on 15 September, 2008. He also writes fiction influenced by the supernatural and uncanny.

Haughton has written on the subjects of ancient mysteries and unusual people in history for various print and internet publications and his research into the Princess Caraboo hoax has been used by the B.B.C. on a number of occasions. Haughton's work has been published on various websites including the B.B.Cs Legacies website, World Mysteries and the Book of Thoth. His articles have appeared in magazines across the world including New Dawn Magazine, Awareness, All Destiny and the UKs Paranormal Magazine, and he has also appeared on a number of radio shows. He also serves as a consultant for U.K-based research and investigative organization Parasearch. Haughton long ago fell for the lure of the supernatural, initially inspired by the ghost stories of Sheridan Le Fanu and M.R. James and TV programmes like Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World and Leonard Nimoy's In Search of series. He currently lives and writes in Patras, Greece.

Visit Brian Haughton's homepage www.Brian-Haughton.com or contact him here.



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