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Book Reviews

Not sure what book to read next?  In this section you can read reviews of some of the great books that explore our ancient past.  If you would like to share your own book review, please contact us here.  Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 03:25

Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock’s new book Magicians of the Gods is a runaway success already in the UK, reaching No. 3 in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list after just two days of sales. It is likely to repeat this success in other territories...Read more

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 23:47

Aiden Dodson

I was extremely excited when I came across this title. Author Aiden Dodson is well known for his publication, “Amarna Sunset” and with the more recent volume focusing predominantly on the end of the New Kingdom Period of Egypt, more...Read more

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 22:06
Raffaele DAmato, Andrea Salimbeti

For years I have been a fan of the titles published by Osprey Publishing. They find a specific topic, typically related to a certain group of peoples and cram as many details into a short and coherent piece of work. This volume provides...Read more

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 04:41

William G. Dever

There have been numerous and exciting discoveries from the Levant since the 2001 publication of William Dever’s research, What Did the Biblical Writers Know & When ...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 02:59

Cam Rea

The events that led to and encompass the Roman-Parthian Wars has been given little attention in academia. Few historical sources and commentators have written about it and in many cases contradict one another. It is apparent that...Read more

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:06

Eric H. Cline

Despite the name of this publication, it is anything but a short introduction as it provides a great wealth of information pertaining to the story we have come to know as the Trojan War Read more

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 07:32

Eric H. Cline

There are very few published titles which focus on the tumultuous events that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean at approximately 1200 BCE. Out of those few, however, Dr. Eric H. Cline’s 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization...Read more

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 03:35

Israel Finkelstein

If one were to summarize this publication into a single sentence, it would be “Israel Finkelstein has rewritten Biblical history through archaeology.” Read more

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 03:25

William Bramley

The Gods of Eden by William Bramley is a relatively old book written in 1989. It is interesting to note that his purpose was to search the origins of human warfare and not to write this kind of book. Read more

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 03:20

Michael Tellinger

Michael Tellinger, in his book Slave Species, presents the idea that humans were created by Gods with one sole purpose, to serve them.  At first consideration, the idea sounds absurd, but the evidence provided by Tellinger is...Read more

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 03:14

Dr Rita Louise

Some people equate mythology with fair tales. However, if we look at mythology as we look at history then we get a completely different perspective and understanding that opens new doors Read more