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The lost tomb : and other real-life stories of bones, burials, and murder / Douglas Preston ; foreword by David Grann.

Preston, Douglas J., (author.). Grann, David, (writer of foreword.).

What's it like to be the first to enter an Egyptian burial chamber that's been sealed for thousands of years? What horrifying secret was found among the prehistoric ruins of the American Southwest? Who really was the infamous Monster of Florence? Douglas Preston's journalistic explorations have taken him from the haunted country of Italy to the jungles of Honduras. He was granted exclusive journalistic access to the largest tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, broke the story of an extraordinary mass grave of animals killed by the asteroid impact that ended the Cretaceous period and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, and explored what lay hidden in the booby-trapped Money Pit on Oak Island. 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781538741221 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1538741229 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 299 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York : GCP/Grand Central, 2023

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / by David Grann -- Introduction: Origin stories -- Uncommon murders. A buried treasure ; The monster of Florence -- Unexplained deaths. The skeletons at the lake ; The skiers at Dead Mountain ; The skeleton on the riverbank -- Unsolved mysteries. The mystery of Oak Island ; The mystery of Sandia Cave ; The mystery of Hell Creek -- Curious crimes. The Clovis Point con ; Trial by fury -- Old bones. Skeletons in the closet ; Cannibals of the canyon ; The lost tomb.
Subject: Archaeology > Miscellanea.
Civilization, Ancient > Miscellanea.
Curiosities and wonders.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 930.1 PRE Nonfiction (Text) 34001001454154 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/04/2024
Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover's Public Library Adults 930.1 PRE Nonfiction (Text)
Bookplate: Plated 2024: In Memory of James H. and Mozina L. Johnstone
34007002518277 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/08/2024
Martin Library Adults 930.1 PRE Mystery True Crime (Text) 33454005986922 Atrium Checked Out 03/07/2024
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults 930.1 PRE Nonfiction (Text) 34318001242193 Adult Area New Checked Out 03/01/2024

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