The Lost Tomb: And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder

The Lost Tomb: And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder

The Lost Tomb: And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder

The Lost Tomb: And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder

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The kind of history you don't need to be a buff to love. Douglas Preston has a knack for fascination, and here he's compiled a whole lot of it, including tombs, treasures and tons of insights into curiosities dating back to the dinosaurs.

Douglas Preston, the #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God, presents the jaw-dropping discovery of a vast Egyptian tomb containing dozens of sealed burial chambers, as well as recounting tales of pirate treasure, mysterious deaths, archaeological mysteries, and more… 

What’s it like to be the first to enter an Egyptian burial chamber that’s been sealed for thousands of years? Where might a blocked doorway or newly excavated corridor lead? And what might this stupendous tomb reveal about the most powerful pharaoh in Egyptian history's 

From the jungles of Honduras to macabre archaeological sites in the American Southwest, Douglas Preston's journalistic explorations have taken him across the globe. He broke the story of an extraordinary mass grave of animals killed by the asteroid impact that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, he explored what lay hidden in the booby-trapped Money Pit on Oak Island, and he roamed the haunted hills of Italy in search of the Monster of Florence. When he hasn't been co-authoring bestselling thrillers featuring FBI Agent Pendergast, Preston has been writing about some of the world’s strangest and most dramatic mysteries.

The Lost Tomb brings together an astonishing and compelling collection of true stories about buried treasure, enigmatic murders, lost tombs, bizarre crimes, and other fascinating tales of the past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538741221
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/05/2023
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 41,249
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Douglas Preston worked as a writer and editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught writing at Princeton University. He has written for the New Yorker, Natural History, National Geographic, Harper’s, Smithsonian, and the Atlantic. The author of several acclaimed nonfiction books—including Lost City of the Monkey God, Cities of Gold and The Monster of Florence—Preston is also the coauthor with Lincoln Child of the bestselling series of novels featuring FBI agent Pendergast.

Place of Birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Education:

B.A., Pomona College, 1978
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