History’s Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time by Brian Haughton

San Francisco, CA (May 1 2010) —— A renowned European archaeologist and internationally best‐selling author, Brian Haughton is taking readers on a journey of a lifetime in his new book, History’s Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time.

From the 8,000‐year‐old stone circle of Nabta Playa to India’s magical Taj Mahal, from Rhode Island’s controversial Newport Tower to the enigmatic Royston Cave in the UK, the strange medieval castle‐village of Rennes‐le‐Château and the ancient walled city of Great Zimbabwe, this is an absorbing and meticulously researched exploration of the archaeology, history, and mysteries of 35 ancient places worldwide.

Based on the latest archaeological evidence, History’s Mysteries explores:

incredible archaeological discoveries at the 11,000 year‐old sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey the heated debate over the 47‐million‐year‐old ‘Ida Fossil’– could it be the missing link in evolutionary history? the reality behind controversial ancient artifacts such as the Iron Pillar of Delhi, the Oak Island Treasure and Egypt’s Dendera Lamps

– what really happened to the Neanderthals?

With 36 photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect reference work for readers fascinated by the great mysteries of ancient times.

A graduate of Nottingham (B.A. Archaeology) and Birmingham (M. Phil. Greek Archaeology) Universities, and a veteran of archaeological projects in England and Greece, Haughton is an author and researcher on the subjects of prehistoric megalithic sites, ancient sacred places and supernatural folklore. He has written about ancient mysteries and history for print and internet publications around the world, and his research into the Princess Caraboo hoax was featured on the B.B.C.

Haughton has contributed to the B.B.C’s Legacies Web site and his articles have appeared in a wide variety of magazines, including New Dawn, Awareness, All Destiny and the U.K.’s Paranormal Magazine. He is a consultant for the U.K.‐based research and investigative organization Parasearch, and a frequent media guest.

The author’s recent bestselling books include:

Brian Haughton ï‚· Hidden History: Hidden Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteries (2007)

ï‚· Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places: A Field Guide to Stone Circles, Crop Circles, Ancient Tombs, and Supernatural Landscapes (2008) ï‚· Lore of the Ghost: The Origins of the Most Famous Ghost Stories Throughout the World (2008)

Title: History’s Mysteries: People, Places, and Oddities Lost in the Sands of Time

Pub Date: May 2010

Author: Brian Haughton

Publisher: New Page Books, a division of Career Press

EAN: 978‐1601631077

Format: Trade paperback, 288 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 36 images

List Price: $15.99 (Can. $19.95)

Distributors: New Leaf, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Bookazine, Brodart, Nutri‐Books, Partners

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A qualified archaeologist, Brian Haughton is an author and researcher on the subjects of prehistoric megalithic sites, ancient sacred places and supernatural folklore. Haughtonʹs first book, ʹHidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and Ancient Mysteriesʹ was published in January 2007, and has been translated into eleven languages. His second book ʹHaunted Spaces, Sacred Placesʹ, which concentrates on the folklore and strange tales surrounding ancient sacred sites, was published by New Page in July 2008. His third book for New Page, ʹThe Lore of the Ghostʹ, was published on 15 September, 2008. ʹHistoryʹs Mysteriesʹ was published in May 2009.