Lucy’s Bones, Sacred Stones, & Einstein’s Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, from Antiquity to the Modern Era
ISBN/ASIN: 0805039643,9780805039641 | 1996 | English | mobi | 402/0 pages | 8.01 Mb
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co | Author: Harvey Rachlin | Edition: 1st
Beginning in antiquity (the Black Stone of the Ka'bah, the Crown of Thorns), moving through the Dark and Middle Ages (Columbus' Books of Privileges), and finally arriving at the modern era (the Enola Gay, the rifle that killed JFK), this unique book pictures and describes the world's most fascinating artifacts, detailing the causes of their fame, recording their past and present ownership, and celebrating their lasting legend. 80 photos.