Fortune and Glory
Tales of History's Greatest Archaeological AdventurersBook - 2008
Movie goers, gamers and readers alike get caught up in tales of treasure and high adventure starring fictional archaeologists such as Indiana Jones, Laura Croft and Dirk Pitt, but what about the escapades of historys lesser known heroes whose true stories inspired these adventuresome tales? Fortune and Glory follows the exploits of historys real scholarly and sometimes piratical adventurers, chronicling their major discoveries and explorations made from 4004 BC to the 21st century. Through vivid first-hand accounts, maps, images and captivating commentary, readers will travel side-by-side with the awe-inspriring explorers as they unearth historys mysteries from King Tuts tomb to the lost city of Machu Picchu.
Publisher: Cincinnati : David and Charles, 2008.
Characteristics: 272 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, portraits ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Fortune & glory