Friday, October 29, 2010

Aerial views of famous archaeological sites

There is nothing new about the theme of this book, but the 425 x 305 mm page format is unusually big. No doubt the publisher is aware of the trend of people wanting ever bigger and clearer pictures on TV sets and aims to give people that experience in book form.

The grandeur of the world's foremost archaeological sites in their totality, as complete architectural units, is impossible to see on foot - you need to go above them. This book's 192 pages includes fabulous views over the Pyramids of Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, the sites where the great Mediterranean civilizations arose, the architectural jewels of the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, the complex structure of the historic cities of the Far East, the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu.

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