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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122088421458 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Megaliths: Stones of Memory by Jean Pierre Mohen. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 175 pages. Publisher: Discoveries; (1999). Throughout the ages, at sites across Europe, massive standing stones have long kept silent vigil. Who erected the immense megaliths of Stonehenge and Karnak; as well as those less famous of Scandinavia, Malta, and Spain? Were these strange, sacred stones used as temples or tombs? Sculptures or houses? How were such colossal monoliths cut, transported, and set upright by men and women who had none of the machinery or technology of later eras? And did the distant, ancient peoples who built them travel from site to site? In “Megaliths: Stones of Memory” we find both ancient knowledge and modern discoveries, and learn the special significance - architectural, scientific, religious, and cultural - of the enigmatic standing stones of prehistory, which still today fill us with a sense of magic and mystery. CONDITION: NEW. New oversized softcover. Unblemished except for VERY slight edge and corner shelf wear to the covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Contents/Chapter Headings include: 1) The Stones of Legend. 2) Antiquarians and Scholars. 3) Three Thousand Years of Architecture. 4) The Palace of the Dead and the Gods. 5) Between Heaven and Earth. 6) Documents. Author Jean-Pierre Mohen, director of the research laboratory of the French National Museum since 1992, has curated numerous exhibitions at the Grand Palais in Paris (Scythian Gold in 1975; Treasures of the Celtic Princes in 1987; The Vikings in 1992) and was the commissioner for the French Year of Archaeology in 1989-90. His published works include “The World of the Megaliths”, “La Metallurgie Prehistorique”, and “Megaliths: Stones of Memory”. From 1987 to 1992 Mohen was director of the Musee des Antiquites Nationale, St.-Germain-en-Laye, France. Since 1993 he has served as director of the research laboratory of the French National Museum. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is one of a small-format series in which each title examines one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science or nature. Who erected the massive prehistoric standing stones of Stonehenge and elsewhere in Europe and North Africa? Were they used as temples or tombs, sculptures or houses? How were such colossal megaliths assembled without the machinery or technology of later eras? And did the ancient peoples who built them travel from one site to another? This book draws on ancient knowledge and modern discoveries to offer explanations of the architectural, scientific, religious and cultural significance of these enigmatic standing stones. REVIEW: Looks at ancient megalithic stone monuments erected by many ancient civilizations including hose most famous and enigmatic monument building civilizations in Brittany and Western Europe, as well as the immense stone temples of ancient Malta. Also included are examinations of the ancient Etruscan, Egyptian, Roman, and Greek monuments. Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Everyone has heard of the famous sites at Stonehenge, Newgrange B and Karnak; but there are literally thousands of these types of 'stone sites' scattered throughout Western Europe and the British Isles. It seems they were probably constructed by the Celts as long ago as 7,000-4,000 B.C., well before “recorded history”. These 'Stones of Memory' predate that by several millennia. The more that is understood about them, the more we see that man was much more developed, knowledgeable and societies much more structured than often believed or imagined. This is a rather small book but packs a great deal in it. It tries to cover this subject and does it very well with an easily understood text and over 200 color photographs, many double page, drawings, maps, and black-and-white photographs and etchings from the earliest times when Archaeologists tried to determine who constructed them and to make some sense of their purpose. The book does not pretend to cover everything; but it is certainly a very good summary for anyone who wants to learn more about the subject. The author is French; the book was translated from French and is definitely slanted to sites in France. This does not distract from its value though. There is a good Glossary of terms which apply to the subject, a detailed list of locations of all photos. There is a fairly good list of books for further reading, though many are French. However other books for further reading should not be a problem; as they exist in the hundreds and probably the thousands. REVIEW: For anyone who already has a background in prehistory, this is probably a little too general. For someone just learning about the subject, it would be a good book to start with as it is heavily illustrated, covers the history of and personalities involved in the study of these early stone structures, and includes a very nice bibliography of the subject. The latter includes several, in fact mostly, books and articles in French which would require at least a reading knowledge of that language, although this volume is itself in English. REVIEW: To me, the graphics accompanying the text convey an incredible amount of information. The book includes a lot of information pertaining to the religious background of these megaliths. If the book has a weakness it is that it focuses on the French sites. The author is a Frenchman and he favors what he knows the most about, I guess. I would say that half of the sites here are French. And there is no mention that I see of Baalbek or a stone circle discovered in the Golan Heights. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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