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