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The Great Pyramid Void Enigma: The Mystery of the Hall of the Ancestors Audiobook

The Great Pyramid Void Enigma: The Mystery of the Hall of the Ancestors

Author: Scott Creighton Narrator: Micah Hanks Release Date: July 2021

• Analyzes ancient Coptic-Egyptian texts and evidence from astronomy and archaeology to show how the Big Void may be a grand "Hall of Ancestors" • Explores the controversy surrounding the discovery of the Big Void and debunks many of the theories regarding the purpose of this massive new "chamber" • Reveals how the Great Pyramid was built by Khufu as an indestructible "recovery vault" to help Egyptian civilization rebuild after an anticipated cataclysm In November 2017, an international team of more than 30 scientists published the results of their two-year-long Great Pyramid research project in the journal Nature. Using an advanced imaging technique known as muon radiography, three groups working independently from each other discovered a massive, previously unknown space within the Great Pyramid of Giza. Mainstream Egyptologists suggest that the "Big Void" is simply a stress-relieving device for the Grand Gallery. But, as Scott Creighton reveals, ancient Coptic-Egyptian texts describe exactly what the Big Void is. Exploring the controversy surrounding the Big Void, Creighton artfully debunks many of the theories about the purpose of this massive chamber as well as other long-held Egyptology beliefs. Analyzing the Coptic-Egyptian texts and evidence from astronomy, archaeology, and other sources, the author reveals how the Great Pyramid was built by Khufu as an indestructible recovery vault to help Egyptian civilization rebuild after a cataclysmic natural disaster--a rapid pole shift and subsequent deluge--predicted by his astronomer-priests. And the key component of the recovery vault would have been the Hall of the Ancestors, a sealed safe haven containing the mummified remains of the Osiris Kings, deceased pharaohs who would seek the benevolence of the gods to ensure Egypt's recovery from the disaster.

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The Histories Audiobook

The Histories

Author: Herodotus Narrator: Frank Laverty Release Date: July 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Tom Holland's 'stirring new translation' (Telegraph) of Herodotus' Histories, one of the great books in Western history. The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Joined here are the sheer drama of Herodotus' narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece, and the endless curiosity - turning now to cannabis, now to the Pyramids - which make his book the source of so much of our knowledge of the ancient world. This absorbing new translation, by one of Britain's most admired young historians, allows all the drama and mysteriousness of this great book to be fully appreciated by modern readers. 'Unquestionably the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the last half-century, and there have been quite a few . . . fast, funny, opinionated, clear and erudite . . . I am in awe of Tom Holland's achievement' Edith Hall, TLS 'A labour of love . . . full of rattling good yarns . . . the minister for education should present each of his cabinet colleagues with a copy of Holland's admirable translation' Economist 'Tom Holland has been captivated by Herodotus since he was a child. His pleasure shines through his relaxed, idiomatic, expansive and often dramatic translation ... He, like Herodotus, is a storyteller par excellence' Peter Jones, New Statesman © Tom Holland 2013 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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El silbido del arquero Audiobook

El silbido del arquero

Author: Irene Vallejo Narrator: Aida De La Cruz Release Date: July 2021

Novela de aventuras, novela de guerra, de exilio y de amor, 'El silbido del arquero' es un viaje a los mitos de un pasado que aún ilumina nuestro presente. Cuando Eneas, huido del saqueo de Troya con su hijo y algunos hombres, naufraga en la costa africana, ante las playas de la ciudad de Cartago, su suerte queda en manos de la reina Elisa. A este héroe, vagabundo y derrotado, una misteriosa profecía le señala como fundador de la venidera civilización romana. Siglos después, en un tiempo circular y envolvente, el poeta Virgilio tendrá que recrear, por encargo del emperador Augusto, esa aventura inicial y las glorias pasadas del Imperio ya victorioso, que oculta abismos de miseria y codicia tras sus fastuosos mármoles. En un singular juego entre la Historia y la leyenda, 'El silbido del arquero' atrapa el reflejo de nuestros conflictos contemporáneos y la semilla de temas que nunca dejarán de fascinarnos: la sombra del poder sobre la libertad individual; el dilema de un hombre que, al derrumbarse su mundo, se debate entre reconstruir las ruinas o arriesgarse a levantar algo nuevo; las dificultades de una mujer poderosa en un universo de hombres y sus deseos de ser madre cuando su tiempo se acaba; la mirada de una adolescente sobre la convulsa vida adulta; la violencia, la piedad, el hado o la suerte... Tejida con las voces de unos personajes legendarios y, a la vez, intensamente vivos, la novela es un homenaje al arte de contar historias y al valor eterno del mito. Irene Vallejo, filóloga y escritora española, ha recibido en 2020 el Premio Nacional de Ensayo.

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Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition Audiobook

Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition

Author: Ian Shaw Narrator: Mike Cooper Release Date: July 2021

The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination-mummies and pyramids, curses, and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this great civilization? This second edition of Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction explores the history and culture of pharaonic Egypt, including ideas about Egyptian kingship, ancient Egyptian writing systems, and the history of Egyptology. Ian Shaw introduces the listener to issues relating to ethnicity, race, gender, and sexual relations; the latest ideas about death, funerary rites, and mummification; and thoughts on religion and ethics in ancient Egypt. He also looks at the phenomenon of Egyptomania, whereby certain books and films have sensationalized aspects of Egyptian culture. Finally, Shaw takes the story to the present day by illustrating the impact of the Arab Spring on approaches to Egyptian museums and cultural heritage.

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Sacred Animals in Ancient Egypt: The History of the Egyptians’ Different Concepts of Animal Diviniti Audiobook

Sacred Animals in Ancient Egypt: The History of the Egyptians’ Different Concepts of Animal Diviniti

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Daniel Houle Release Date: July 2021

To the ancient Egyptians, the gods and goddesses were all around them and could be seen daily in nature. Nearly every animal found in ancient Egypt, both domestic and wild, were associated with a god or goddess, which can be seen in Egyptian art where deities are often depicted with human bodies and animal heads. Or sometimes the deities are portrayed as complete animals. Since deities were associated with certain animals, all animals of a specific species were given divine and protected status. The reverence that ancient Egyptians had for certain animals evolved during the long duration of Pharaonic history until by the Late Period animals of specific species were mummified by the thousands as offerings for their associated deities. For instance, ibises were mummified for the god Thoth, while cats were mummified for the goddess Bastet. Modern archaeologists have uncovered most of the Late Period animal mummies in the region near the modern village of Saqqara, which has become known as the “Sacred Animal Necropolis.” Although most of the animal mummies discovered in the Sacred Animal Necropolis of Saqqara are the thousands of nameless ibises, falcons, crocodiles, and cats, the region was also home to another, more important animal cult. The Serapeum, which housed the mummified remains of the dead Apis bulls, was a much grander burial location than the other sacred animals enjoyed in Saqqara and for good reason – the Apis cult was much more important and enduring than the Late Period animal cults. The Apis cult began early in Egyptian history and gradually rose to prominence until, like the other animal cults, it became the object of popular veneration for all Egyptians. Despite gaining popularity with Egyptians of the lower classes, the Apis cult was also patronized by all of Egypt’s kings, which included foreign kings who wanted to legitimize their rule in the eyes of the Egyptian people.

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Battle of the Persian Gate, The: The History of the Achaemenid Persian Empire’s Last Stand against A Audiobook

Battle of the Persian Gate, The: The History of the Achaemenid Persian Empire’s Last Stand against A

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Daniel Houle Release Date: July 2021

Over the last 2,000 years, ambitious men have dreamed of forging vast empires and attaining eternal glory in battle, but of all the conquerors who took steps toward such dreams, none were ever as successful as antiquity’s first great conqueror. Leaders of the 20th century hoped to rival Napoleon’s accomplishments, while Napoleon aimed to emulate the accomplishments of Julius Caesar. But Caesar himself found inspiration in Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE), the Macedonian king who managed to stretch an empire from Greece to the Himalayas in Asia by the age of 30. It took less than 15 years for Alexander to conquer much of the known world. Ever since the famous Persian invasions that had been repelled by the Athenians at Marathon and then by the Spartans at Thermopylae and Plataea, Greece and Persia had been at odds. For the past few years they had enjoyed an uneasy peace, but that peace was shattered when, in 334 BCE, Alexander crossed the Hellespont into Persia. He brought with him an army of 50,000 infantry, 6,000 cavalry and a navy of over 100 ships, a mixed force of Macedonians, Greeks, Thracians and Illyrians, all chosen for their specific strengths (the Thessalians, for example, were famous cavalrymen). He was still just 22. Darius III, king of Persia at the time of Alexander’s invasion, was no tactical genius, but he was an intelligent and persistent enemy who had been handed the throne just before the arrival of the indomitable Alexander. His misfortune was to face an enemy at the forefront of military innovation and flexibility, a fighting force that he was not equipped to handle, and the unconquerable will of the Macedonian army, fueled by devotion to their daring and charismatic king. 

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The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom Audiobook

The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom

Author: James Romm Narrator: Vivienne Leheny Release Date: June 2021

From classicist James Romm comes a thrilling deep dive into the last decades of ancient Greek freedom leading up to Alexander the Great's destruction of Thebes—and the saga of the greatest military corps of the age, the Theban Sacred Band, a unit composed of 150 pairs of male lovers. The story of the Sacred Band, an elite 300-man corps recruited from pairs of lovers, highlights a chaotic era of ancient Greek history, four decades marked by battles, ideological disputes, and the rise of vicious strongmen. At stake was freedom, democracy, and the fate of Thebes, at this time the leading power of the Greek world. The tale begins in 379 BC, with a group of Theban patriots sneaking into occupied Thebes. Disguised in women's clothing, they cut down the agents of Sparta, the state that had cowed much of Greece with its military might. To counter the Spartans, this group of patriots would form the Sacred Band, a corps whose history plays out against a backdrop of Theban democracy, of desperate power struggles between leading city-states, and the new prominence of eros, sexual love, in Greek public life. After four decades without a defeat, the Sacred Band was annihilated by the forces of Philip II of Macedon and his son Alexander in the Battle of Chaeronea—extinguishing Greek liberty for two thousand years. Buried on the battlefield where they fell, they were rediscovered in 1880—some skeletons still in pairs, with arms linked together. From violent combat in city streets to massive clashes on open ground, from ruthless tyrants to bold women who held their era in thrall, The Sacred Band follows the twists and turns of a crucial historical moment: the end of the treasured freedom of ancient Greece.

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The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Amanda H. Podany Narrator: Fajer Al-Kaisi Release Date: June 2021

The ancient Near East is known as the 'cradle of civilization'-and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: the beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored warfare, mathematics and literature. This Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating account of this momentous time in human history. The three thousand years covered here-from around 3500 BCE, with the founding of the first Mesopotamian cities, to the conquest of the Near East by the Persian king Cyrus the Great in 539 BCE-represent a period of incredible innovation. As historian Amanda Podany explores this era, she overturns the popular image of the ancient world as a primitive, violent place. We discover that women had many freedoms: they could own property, run businesses, and represent themselves in court. Diplomats traveled between the capital cities of major powers ensuring peace between the kings. Scribes and scholars studied the stars and could predict eclipses and the movements of the planets. Every chapter introduces the listener to a particular moment in ancient Near Eastern history, illuminating such aspects as trade, religion, diplomacy, law, warfare, kingship, and agriculture.

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Science and Technology of Ancient Civilizations Audiobook

Science and Technology of Ancient Civilizations

Author: Learn Alchemical Editors Narrator: Jamie Hoskin Release Date: June 2021

Over the past five million years, our species has spread from the plains of East Africa to every inhabitable landmass on our planet. Combinations of our technological Know-how, scientific knowledge, and complex societies have allowed humanity to shape and affect our environment more than any of our fellow species, even to the point of our peril. How did we get to this situation? What are some of our ancestors' choices as individuals, societies, and species that shaped our history to the present day? How did we develop those complex societies that let us build the first cities, nations, and empires? How much control did our ancestors have over their choices? What did they ascribe to the will of the Gods, and what was the result of human abilities? How do we in the present day, acknowledge and interact with our cultural inheritance from the ancient world? The answers to these age-old questions, of course, span some 11,000 years! The evidence looks like we had a fragmented intruder comet sometime about 10,000 BC that ended the Ice Age. This Concept is now the debate of Astronomers in the last decade only.

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The Sumerian Golden Age: Legends of the Anunnaki as Revealed by their Mysterious Discoveries Audiobook

The Sumerian Golden Age: Legends of the Anunnaki as Revealed by their Mysterious Discoveries

Author: Ryan Moorhen Narrator: Jamie Hoskin Release Date: June 2021

The study of origins may undoubtedly be regarded as the most striking characteristic of recent archaeological research. There is a peculiar fascination in tracking any highly developed civilization to its source and watching its growth from the rude and tentative efforts of primitive people to the more elaborate achievements of a later day. Furthermore, we can now explain the ancient history of the three principal civilizations of the ancient world because of recent excavations. The origins of Greek civilization may now be traced beyond the Mycenaean epoch, through the different stages of Aegean culture back into the Neolithic age. In Egypt, excavations have not only yielded remains of the early dynastic kings who lived before the pyramid-builders, but they have revealed the existence of Neolithic Egyptians dating from a period long anterior to the earliest written records that have been recovered. Finally, excavations in Mesopotamia have enabled us to trace the civilization of Assyria and Sumeria back to an earlier and more primitive race, which in the remote past occupied the lower plains of the Tigris and Euphrates. In contrast, the more recent digging in Persia and Turkestan has thrown light upon other primitive inhabitants of Western Asia and has raised problems concerning their cultural connections with the West, which were undreamed a few years ago.

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When The Gods of Egypt Came to Earth: Understanding The Fundamentals of Egyptian Religion Audiobook

When The Gods of Egypt Came to Earth: Understanding The Fundamentals of Egyptian Religion

Author: Norah Romney Narrator: Ryan Moorhen, Tom Kingsley Release Date: June 2021

The group of beliefs which constituted what for convenience' sake is called the Egyptian religion in an existence of some thousands of years passed through nearly every phase known to the student of comparative mythology. If the theologians of ancient Egypt found it impossible to form a pantheon of deities with any hope of consistency, assigning to each god or goddess his or her proper position in the divine galaxy as ruling over a definite sphere, cosmic or psychical, it may be asked in what manner the modern mythologist is better equipped to reduce to order elements so recondite and difficult of elucidation as the mythic shapes of the divinities worshipped in the Nile Valley. But the answer is ready. The modern science of comparative religion is extending year by year, and its light is slowly but certainly becoming diffused among the dark places of the ancient faiths. By the gleam of this magic lamp, then—more wonderful than any dreamt of by the makers of Eastern fable—let us walk in the gloom of the pyramids, in the cool shadows of ruined temples, aye, through the tortuous labyrinth of the Egyptian mind itself, trusting that by virtue of the light we carry we shall succeed in unravelling to some extent the age-long enigma of this mystic land.

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Thoth the Atlantean: His Legendary Legacy and Affiliation with the other Gods of Egypt Audiobook

Thoth the Atlantean: His Legendary Legacy and Affiliation with the other Gods of Egypt

Author: Norah Romney Narrator: Kevin Mccallister Release Date: June 2021

The purpose of this book is to indicate the prevailing tendencies of ancient Egyptian speculation concerning Thoth the Atlantean. Taking as the basis of his work a complete examination of the chief references to the god in Egyptian literature and ritual, it is difficult to distinguish the more critical phases of Thoth the Atlantean's character as the Egyptians conceived them and to show how these aspects, or phases, of his being a help to explain the various activities which are assigned to him in the Egyptian legends of the gods, and in the ritual of tombs and temples. An attempt has been made, in many instances, to discover the simple meaning which often underlies characteristic epithets of the god. The need to seek groupings among epithets that can in any way be associated with well-defined activities or aspects of the god has been emphasized. There is no aim to analyze the individuality of the god comprehensively. That would demand a much closer and more detailed study of Egyptian religious literature and a more extensive recording of results than Egyptological scholarship has attempted concerning any problem of ancient Egyptian religion.

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