History's Greatest Mysteries: And the Secrets Behind Them

History's Greatest Mysteries: And the Secrets Behind Them

by Bill Price

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Overview

In this age of information, a vast body of knowledge comes easily to hand. With the internet and 24-hour rolling news, scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations, DNA analysis and CCTV cameras, we may fool ourselves into thinking that we know all there is to know. This is of course hubris. In reality, the world is full of grey areas and enigmas, of unsolved mysteries and unresolved stories, ones which can fascinate, intrigue, and occasionally annoy us in equal measure. This book delves into these grey areas to examine the imponderable and sometimes unlikely stories of actual events and real people. From the gruesome murders committed by Jack the Ripper to the whereabouts of Lord Lucan, and from the loss of an entire continent to the mystery of the missing Nazi gold, we look through history in an effort to shed a little light on questions which, in all honesty, may never yield definitive answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785835226
Publisher: Book Sales Chartwell
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 322,044
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

1 The First Australians 10

2 The Extinction of the Neanderthals 14

3 The Hobbit of Flores 20

4 The Lost Continent of Atlantis 24

5 Stonehenge 30

6 The Lost Land of Punt 35

7 The Death of Tutankhamun 40

8 The Ark of the Covenant 46

9 The Lost Tribes of Israel 51

10 The Hanging Gardens of Babylon 55

11 The Antikythera Mechanism 59

12 The Dead Sea Scrolls 65

13 The Holy Grail 70

14 The Shroud of Turin 75

15 The Nasca Lines 80

16 King Arthur 84

17 The Collapse of the Mayan Civilization 89

18 The Statues of Easter Island 93

19 The Voynich Manuscript 99

20 The Model for the Mona Lisa 104

21 The Death of Christopher Marlowe 109

22 Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays? 114

23 Kaspar Hauser 119

24 TheYeti 123

25 The Franklin Expedition 127

26 Our Lady of Lourdes 133

27 The Mary Celeste 137

28 Jack the Ripper 143

29 The Priory of Sion 148

30 The Protocols of the Elders of Zion 152

31 Butch and Sundance 156

32 The Tunguska Event 162

33 The Loch Ness Monster 166

34 Amelia Earhart 170

35 The Rudolf Hess Affair 176

36 Glenn Miller-Missing in Action 182

37 The Missing Nazi Gold 187

38 The Roswell Incident 191

39 The Bermuda Triangle 195

40 The Cambridge Spies 199

41 Escape from Alcatraz 205

42 The Assassination of JFK 209

43 The Disappearance of Harold Holt 216

44 The Zodiac Killer 221

45 Lord Lucan 226

46 Jimmy Hoffa 232

47 The Dingo Baby Case 236

48 The Piano Man 240

49 Air France Flight 447 244

50 The Forest Boy of Berlin 248

Further Reading 252

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