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"Secrets of Lost Empires" - hardcover book with dust jacket, In new condition, by M. Barnes, R. Brightwell, A von Hagen, M. Lehner, & C. Page. Published by BBC Books, 1996.

In as-new condition, 224 pages, includes index, with colour photos and diagrams throughout.

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Throughout the world lie the ruins of some of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen, but it remains a mystery how such structures were accomplished without the aid of modern technology. In this book, engineers and architects work together to re-create past glories using the tools of the time.

Stonehenge.

Pyramids of Egypt.

Roman amphitheatres.

Inca earthquake-resistant stonework and grass suspension bridges over canyons.

The book, beautifully illustrated with photos taken as the re-creating experiments progressed, dramatically reveals the skill and ingenuity of ancient minds and hands, as well as introducing us to many wonders of vanished civilisations.

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