Abstract: Ten Discoveries that Rewrote History

Lecturer: Patrick Hunt

What would be listed as the most important archaeological discoveries of all time? Most
archaeologists would agree that the Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh’s Assyrian Library, King
Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Akrotiri on Thera, the Chinese
Terracotta warriors from Emperor Qin Shihuangdi's Tomb, and the Leakey Legacy and
subsequent work in East Africa's Rift Valley, along with Ice Man and a few others all deserve
attention. Here are highlights of the riveting stories of these amazing discoveries and some
of the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered
our worldview.

Short bibliography and/or website on lecture topic (for lay reader):

Patrick Hunt. Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History (Penguin / Plume, 2007)

http://littleapplebookworm.blogspot.com/2007/12/ten-discoveries-that-rewrotehistory.html

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