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Apocalypse : earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God

Author: Amos Nur; Dawn Burgess
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What if Troy was not destroyed in the epic battle immortalized by Homer? What if many legendary cities of the ancient world did not meet their ends through war and conquest as archaeologists and historians believe, but in fact were laid waste by a force of nature so catastrophic that religions and legends describe it as the wrath of god? "Apocalypse" brings the latest scientific evidence to bear on biblical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Geschichte
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amos Nur; Dawn Burgess
ISBN: 9780691016023 069101602X
OCLC Number: 154677274
Description: xi, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: King Agamemnon's capital --
How earthquakes happen --
History, myth, and the reliability of the written record --
Clues to earthquakes in the archaeological record --
Under the rubble : human casualties of earthquakes --
Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls : destruction that preserves? --
Expanding the earthquake record in the Holy Land --
Earthquake storms and the catastrophic end of the Bronze Age --
Rumblings and revolutions : political effects of earthquakes --
Earthquakes and societal collapse --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Eearthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God
Responsibility: Amos Nur ; with Dawn Burgess.
Local System Bib Number:
139176

Abstract:

What if Troy was not destroyed in the epic battle immortalized by Homer? This work brings the scientific evidence to bear on biblical accounts, mythology, and the archaeological record to explore how  Read more...
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