Ancient Treasures by Nick Hunter

Ancient Treasures

Written by Nick Hunter
Illustrated by Martin Bustamante
Part of the Ignite: Treasure Hunters Series


Ancient Treasures by Nick Hunter

'Ancient Treasures' examines the hunt for ancient treasure troves and hoards, whether they contain gold and jewels, or important artefacts that offer us a window on to the past. Part of the Treasure Hunters series, 'Ancient Treasures' offers a cross-curricular mix of science & technology and history, with a fun, dramatic approach. Treasures covered in the book include the Roman Hoxne Hoard, the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard, the extraordinary discoveries of the Rosetta Stone and Dead Sea Scrolls, and the South American treasures of Lake Guatavita. The book also looks at the motives for these searches, and the importance of responsible archaeology: were the treasure hunters driven by personal greed or glory, or did they embark on their quest with a historical interest and a desire to preserve the lost treasures?

About the Author

Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter has written more than 50 books for young people. He has a degree in modern history and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in children's publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.

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48 pages


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Raintree an imprint of Capstone Global Library Ltd

Publication date

17th January 2013



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