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Sacred Places Around the World
Sacred Places Around the World

Sacred Places Around the World

108 Destinations

Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series

TRAVEL

288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: February 2004

ISBN 9781888729108

Rights: WOR

CCC Publishing (Feb 2004)

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Overview

A travel guide to lost cities, temples, and pilgrimage routes of ancient civilizations

World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

Reviews

“Should you be inspired to make a pilgrimage of your own, you might want to pick up a copy of Brad Olsen's guide . . . of the world's sacred places. Olsen's marvelous drawings and mysterious maps enhance a package that is as bizarre as it is wonderfully accessible.”  —San Francisco Examiner

Author Biography

Brad Olsen is the editor of In Search of Adventure and the author of World Stompers, Extreme Adventure Hawaii, and Extreme Adventure Northern California. He lives in San Francisco.