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From Stonehenge to Samarkand: An Anthology of Archaeological Travel Writing

Brian Fagan

Abstract

Ever since Roman tourists scratched graffiti on the pyramids and temples of Egypt over two thousand years ago, people have traveled far and wide seeking the great wonders of antiquity. In From Stonehenge to Samarkand, noted archaeologist and popular writer Brian Fagan offers an engaging historical account of our enduring love of ancient architecture--the irresistible impulse to visit strange lands in search of lost cities and forgotten monuments. Here is a marvelous history of archaeological tourism, with generous excerpts from the writings of the tourists themselves. Readers will find Herodo ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195160918
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195160918.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Fagan, author