Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 01:55

Author(s):
Barry Linton

Arguably the greatest Empire to ever exist, Rome has indelibly left a significant mark on the modern world. The posthumous influence of the Roman Republic and Empire have no equal in all of history. Their varied culture, stunning art,...Read more

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 01:54

Author(s):
Richard Rothstein

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation―that is, through...Read more

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 01:53

Author(s):
Zahi A. Hawass

In his newest book, Egypt's leading archaeologist takes readers on a personal tour of the fascinating sites he has excavated over the last 33 years. His stirring descriptions of his life's work, accompanied by many previously unpublished...Read more

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 01:52

Author(s):
James O'Kon PE

The Maya were the longest-lived civilization in history. Their civilization began in 2500 BC on a time-line with the ancient Sumerians and terminated in 900 AD during the reign of Charlemagne. Their histories did not converge because the...Read more

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:59

Author(s):
Rob Skiba

What do the Mayan prophecies, the Aztec Calendar Stone, the symbols on America’s Great Seal and the U.S. Capitol Building all have in common? Will the first Antichrist rise again? Will ancient Babylon once again become a prominent player...Read more

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:58

Author(s):
Kenneth J. Andrien

This broadly gauged, synthetic study examines how the Spanish invasion of the Inca Empire (called Tawintinsuyu) in 1532 brought dramatic and irreversible transformations in traditional Andean modes of production, technology, politics,...Read more

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:57

Author(s):
Anselm Audley

From the chaos of a sea-battle to the fury of a lynch mob, from personal bravery to political machinations, The Day Democracy Died tells in vivid detail the tragic story of the Arginusae trials and the fall of Athens: a cautionary tale...Read more

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:56

Author(s):
Patrick Hunt

Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii,...Read more

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:55

Author(s):
Erik T. Gilbert, Jonathan T. Reynolds

Africa in World History is the first comprehensive survey to illustrate how Africans have influenced regions beyond their continent’s borders, how they have been influenced from the outside and how internal African developments can be...Read more

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:54

Author(s):
William James Veall

One of the Worlds' greatest archaeological mysteries, one which has excited man's imagination for countless  centuries, is whether  ancient Sea Peoples from the Old World were actually able, and did, cross the Oceans to make contact and...Read more

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:46

Author(s):
Richard Firth Green

Taking as his starting point the assumption that the major cultural gulf in the Middle Ages was less between the wealthy and the poor than between the learned and the lay, Green explores the church's systematic demonization of fairies...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:20

Author(s):
Nicholas Reeves, Richard H. Wilkinson

This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically. Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs - such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:17

Author(s):
John Hale

Lords of the Sea tells the true history behind the upcoming blockbuster 300: Rise of an Empire and how the Athenians established the modern world as we know it. 300: Rise of an Empire is the bloody epic based on the graphic novel....Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:16

Author(s):
Carlos M. N. Eire

A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion

This fast-paced survey of Western civilization’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:15

Author(s):
Stephen Quayle

UNEARTHING THE LOST WORLD OF THE CLOUDEATERS is a book unlike any other, one that demands the Smithsonian to open its hidden warehouses so the history of ancient America can be rewritten! As chronicled by Dr. Thomas R. Horn, radio legend...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:11

Author(s):
Richard Cassaro

The Missing Link presents Richard Cassaro´s paradigm-shifting archaeological discovery, and builds on the theory he advanced in his 2011 book, Written in Stone.Cassaro argues persuasively that the Old World symbol known as Master of...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:10

Author(s):
Ferran Blasco, Elyn Aviva

These wide-ranging conversations are a must-read for anyone interested in sacred sites and spiritual development. Elyn and Ferran's lively discussions explore in depth how sacred sites function, how we interact with them, how to (and why...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:06

Author(s):
Robert Bowie Johnson Jr.

The hallmark of a healthy humanity is a genuine connection to the truth of our historical identity. History, simply put, is what happened. But how do we find our way to the origins of the human race thousands of years ago? We go back two...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:05

Author(s):
Anthony Murphy

In the past two centuries, what has become clear from the mountains of research that have been carried out on the ancient and magnificent Newgrange monument in Ireland's Boyne Valley is that it is a uniquely special place. Its...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:03

Author(s):
Brian R. Price

Few historical icons can match the evocative power of the medieval suit of armour, and this epic new book is a complete course in the tools and techniques of the modern armourer’s art. Through more than 1,000 detailed photos and clear...Read more

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Myths & Legends

Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok in the History Channels Vikings Series.
Ragnar Lothbrok was a fearless hero of Norse lore who became widely known thanks to the History Channel’s hit series ‘Vikings.’ His historicity is subject to debate—as with King Arthur, for example—Ragnar is an amalgamation of a number of historical personages and minor characters of legend. So, the question is: Where does Ragnar the man end and the myth begin?

Ancient Places

A photo of the interior of the Siebenberg House.
The Siebenberg House is a house / museum located in the Old City of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. The Siebenberg House is best-known for the archaeological finds that have been made beneath the present structure. The excavations under the house have revealed several archaeological layers, and allow one to obtain a glimpse of the city’s history.

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At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

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By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

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