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, July 20, 2019 - 04:55

Roberto Volterri

Legends, local traditions, "ancient chronicles", various "it is said that..." have often directed explorers, researchers or even simple enthusiasts towards the mysteries that history still hides. In this book the author reviews some...Read more

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 05:12

Pierre Briant

Around 550 B.C.E. the Persian people—who were previously practically unknown in the annals of history—emerged from their base in southern Iran (Fars) and engaged in a monumental adventure that, under the leadership of Cyrus the Great and...Read more

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 05:07

Davide Domenici

This lavishly illustrated volume enables readers to chronologically trace the cultural development of Mesoamerica. From the imposing monumental sculptures of the Olmecs in 1500 BC to the extraordinary development of the Mayan city states...Read more

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 05:06

Simon Price, Peter Thonemann

An innovative and intriguing look at the foundations of Western civilization from two leading historians; the first volume in the Penguin History of Europe

The influence of ancient Greece and Rome can be seen in every aspect of our...Read more

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 05:05

Kent P. Jackson

With thirty-five maps and more than three hundred color images, A Bible Reader's History of the Ancient World provides a stunning introduction to the ancient Near East and the classical world. Telling the story of the lands where the...Read more

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 05:01

William H. Prescott, James Lockhart

"It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. Since then, his sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people has endured as a landmark work of...Read more

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 04:53

Pierluigi Tombetti

With this fast-paced novel full of suspense and mystery, Pierluigi Tombetti enters by force into the restricted elite of the great masters of adventure. A compelling style, that from a beginning of atmosphere captures the reader in a...Read more

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 04:43

Jeremy Mynott

Birds pervaded the ancient world, impressing their physical presence on the daily experience and imaginations of ordinary people and figuring prominently in literature and art. They provided a fertile source of symbols and stories in...Read more

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 04:38

Roberto Volterri

Compilers of sacred writings, disappeared peoples, medieval and renaissance masters have left unexplained traces in their works. Traces that speak of enigmatic presences and strange flying objects still in the skies. What did the artists...Read more

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 02:37

Peter Hessler

Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo in 2011. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, and visit the legendary archaeological digs of...Read more

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 02:36

Violet Moller

The foundations of modern knowledge—philosophy, math, astronomy, geography—were laid by the Greeks, whose ideas were written on scrolls and stored in libraries across the Mediterranean and beyond. But as the vast Roman Empire...Read more

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 02:33

Billy Carson

"I am so impressed with your work and your research. It was a pleasure." - Erich Von Daniken, Best Selling Author "Chariots Of The Gods" and Television Host "Today, Billy Carson brings to our community, the Compendium of the Emerald...Read more

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 02:30

Gregory Hays, Marcus Aurelius

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human...Read more

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 02:27

Alexander Jones

From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Terracotta Army, ancient artifacts have long fascinated the modern world. However, the importance of some discoveries is not always immediately understood. This was the case in 1901 when sponge divers...Read more

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 03:08

Steve Marshall

Avebury in Wiltshire is best known as the world’s largest stone circle, but surrounding it is a wealth of ancient monuments. Captivated by its unique atmosphere, many visitors form a personal, often spiritual, connection to Avebury and...Read more

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 03:00


The traditional understanding of Shiva told through stories and teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana

• Explains Shiva’s contradictory forms, such as destroyer or benefactor, and how his form depends on the needs of the devotee...Read more

Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 02:51

Roberto Volterri

"Blood Odyssey", a journey through some of the most atrocious atrocities that homo homini lupus may have committed over the centuries. The 'journey' starts with a long exploration of Transylvania and the castles in which Vlad III Tepes...Read more

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 22:47

George Smith

The Creation, the Fall of Man, the Deluge, the Tower of Babel, the times of the Patriarchs; many of us know these stories through reading Genesis in the Old Testament.

But, what happens if there was an alternative source that spoke...Read more

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 22:44

Justin Pollard, Howard Reid

A short history of nearly everything classical. The foundations of the modern world were laid in Alexandria of Egypt at the turn of the first millennium. In this compulsively readable narrative, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid bring one...Read more

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 22:42

Robert M. Schoch Ph.D., Robert Bauval

New research and evidence that the Sphinx is thousands of years older than previously thought

  • Contrasts what Egyptologists claim about the Sphinx with historical accounts and new research including reanalysis of seismic
  • ...Read more