In just one semester at Iron Bridge Academy, The Grey Griffins have already had quite an education-clockwork robots, students with super powers, and a hidden land beyond our world where mystical creatures and incredible inventions exist. But as second semester begins, their friendship is put to the test-Max, Ernie, Natalia, and Harley are growing apart. When their arch nemesis Otto Von Strife reemerges with another evil plan, the Griffins must learn to set aside their differences and reunite to save the world. And each other.
A lethal secret society. A priceless stolen treasure. A map worth killing for. Relic smuggler and expert thief Guy Bodie is a tough man in a dangerous world, loyal only to his elite team of five. But when one of them betrays him, landing Guy in a hellish Mexican prison, he finds himself making a bargain with the most unlikely new ally: the CIA. There is a catch. In return for being released from jail, Guy must work for the CIA, helping them solve the most audacious heist in history. As Guy knows, six of the Seven Wonders of the World have long been lost. But with the help of the CIA, he learns that the destroyed Statue of Zeus still exists--and it's in the hands of a powerful secret society. A prize worth killing for is also worth dying for, and this one has left a trail of bloodshed that goes back centuries. Can Guy and his new team--a group of renegades chosen for their unique skills--hunt down the legendary relic once and for all...before they are added to its list of victims? Revised edition: This edition of The Relic Hunters includes editorial revisions.
Relic Hunter, the first instalment of X Masters Saga, revolves around Denver Grey, a relic hunter and adventurer who travels the world looking for new challenges. Partially based on facts, the story is set on the island of Sri Lanka known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. In addition to his quests for relics, Denver has a ranch where he has assembled a group of young boys and girls, all of whom are gifted with special powers. Their mission is to serve and help Denver, their mentor. Relic Hunter introduces these exceptionally talented young people and hints at what the future holds on their journey through life into an uncertain world. The story moves from mystery to murder, intrigue and drama, while simultaneously serving as a precursor to something more enthralling.
Such a small parcel shouldn’t cause experienced smugglers much trouble, but this parcel is far from normal. Lost and scared after a violent storm, Finn and his sister, Aria, take shelter on a remote island. They discover the parcel contains a relic belonging to a long forgotten people.
Archaeology and the Public in 19th Century America
Author: James E. Snead
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Relic Hunters is a study of the complex relationship between the people of 19th century America with the material antiquities of North America's indigenous past. As scholars struggled to explain their existence, farmers in Ohio were plowing up arrowheads, building their houses atop burial mounds, and developing their own ideas about antiquity. They experienced the new country as a "place with history" reflected in material traces that became important touch points for scientific knowledge, but for American cultural identity as well. Relic Hunters traces the encounter with American antiquities from 1812 to 1879. This encompasses the period when archaeology took root in the United States: it also spans the "deep settlement" of the Midwest and sectional strife both before and after the Civil War. At the center of the story is the first iconic find of American archaeology, known as "the Kentucky Mummy." Discovered deep in a cavern, this dessicated burial became the subject of scholarly competition, traveling exhibitions, and even poetry. The book uses the theme of the Kentucky Mummy to structure the broader story of the public and American antiquities, a tour that leads through rural museums, mound excavations, lecture tours, shady deals, and ultimately into the famous attic of the Smithsonian Institution. Ultimately, Relic Hunters is a story of the American landscape, and of the role of archaeology in shaping that place. Derived from letters, memoranda, and reports found in more than a dozen archives, this is a unique account of a critical encounter that shaped local and national identity in ways that are only now being explored.
Taurus Moon is a relic hunter, but the artifacts he searches for aren't found in the jungles of the Yucatan or the deserts of Egypt. His quests often take him through the grittier parts of urbanized cities where even the toughest of thugs fear to tread. Forgotten relics once thought of as only myths and legends can be found, if you know where to look, and have the guts to go searching into dark and deadly places. Taurus Moon is hired by a vampire crime lord to locate an ancient artifact that would make the criminal a God. Even though Taurus is no fan of vampires, especially one aspiring to become a Deity, he does love money and despite his misgivings, he begins the treacherous hunt for the artifact. Things become more complicated when a rival crime lord hires a ruthless relic hunter who has no qualms about killing the competition.
Mark Lockheed ist Archäologe - eigentlich ein spannender Job, doch er arbeitet für die Regierung, und es ist einfach nicht so wie im Film. Er verbringt seine Tage anonym in einem Meer von Anzugträgern. Doch all das soll sich ändern... eine lebenslange Obsession und eine Reihe exzentrischer Milliardäre werfen ihn in ein Abenteuer rund um den Globus, das ihn der Liebe seines Lebens näher bringt und das Angesicht der Welt für immer verändern könnte.Die Jagd nach dem Heiligen Gral führt uns auf eine wilde Achterbahnfahrt auf der Suche nach einer Legende, vollgepackt mit atemberaubender Spannung und nervenzerreißender Action. Ein packendes Lesevergnügen.
Christopher Buckley’s “hilarious, bawdy, and irreverent frolic of a tale” about a sixteenth-century relic hunter and the artist Albrecht Dürer who conspire to fabricate Christ’s burial shroud reads “like Indiana Jones gone medieval” (USA TODAY). The year is 1517. Dismas is a relic hunter who procures “authentic” religious relics for wealthy and influential clients. His two most important patrons are Frederick the Wise and soon-to-be Cardinal Albrecht of Mainz. While Frederick is drawn to the recent writing of Martin Luther, Albrecht pursues the financial and political benefits of religion and seeks to buy a cardinalship through the selling of indulgences. When Albrecht’s demands for grander relics increase, Dismas and his artist friend Dürer fabricate a shroud to sell to the unsuspecting noble. Unfortunately Dürer’s reckless pride exposes the trickery, so Albrecht puts Dismas and Dürer in the custody of four mercenaries and sends them all to steal Christ’s burial cloth (the Shroud of Chambéry), Europe’s most celebrated artifact. On their journey to Savoy where the Shroud will be displayed, they battle a lustful count and are joined by a beautiful female apothecary. It is only when they reach their destination they realize they are not alone in their intentions to acquire a relic of dubious legitimacy. “A rollicking good time, Christopher Buckley has transported his signature wit and irreverence from the Beltway to sixteenth-century Europe in The Relic Master” (GQ). This epic quest, “as rascally and convivial as any that Mr. Buckley has written” (The Wall Street Journal), is filled with fascinating details about art, religion, politics, and science; Vatican intrigue; and Buckley’s signature wit “holds the reader till the very last page” (The New York Times Book Review).
Versteckt in einer ägyptischen Höhle liegt der Schlüssel zu einem Geheimnis, das 2000 Jahre lang verloren war. Eine mysteriöse Sekte tut alles, um ihn in die Finger zu bekommen. In ihrem Visier ist die Historikerin Emily Wess. Denn nur sie vermag den Schlüssel zu finden. Als Emilys Neffe der Sekte zum Opfer fällt, schwört sie Rache. Was Emily jedoch nicht ahnt: Hinter dem starken Interesse an einem antiken Artefakt verbirgt sich eine sehr moderne Verschwörung, die nicht nur Emily, sondern ein ganzes Land bedroht.
Im vierten Abenteuer um die Geisterjägeragentur Lockwood & Co. bekommen Anthony Lockwood und George es mit einem besonders schrecklichen Verbrechen zu tun. Die Spur hinter dessen dunklem Geheimnis führt sie mitten ins Herz der Londoner Gesellschaft. Um diesen Fall zu klären, müssen sie alle Kräfte mobilisieren und so bitten sie die in Geisterdingen hochbegabte Lucy, als Beraterin in die Agentur zurückzukehren. Doch die Freunde ahnen nicht, wie sehr diese Nachforschungen sie selbst in ihren beruflichen und persönlichen Grundfesten erschüttern werden und dass sie damit Kräfte auf den Plan rufen, die selbst sie nicht mehr kontrollieren können ...
Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased’s position in life, such as a pharaoh’s mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the “recycling” of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.
Four of Ida B. Wells-Barnett's moving anti-lynching essays are presented in this volume. Written during the height of the lynching craze at the turn of the century, they elegantly speak to the pain and loss caused by racist thought and action.
Body 13 is Dr. White’s fi fth suspense novel and the third in a detective thriller series. The fi rst novel of the series Broken Silence received notable acclaim and launched Dr. White on a book tour with Barnes & Noble and Borders Book Sellers. That success continued with the well received second installment Pandemic. Her other popular novels Fatal Coverage and Organ Donor were both medical mystery thrillers. Detectives Megan and Lacy return for a third adventure that twists into uncharted territory for the two young women. As always some of Ocala’s strange characters slip in and out of focus as Florida’s old history merges with a murder investigation. This tangled path binds together pirates, peanut farmers and lost treasure for one surprising adventure. Join the team of detectives and archaeologists working to solve this bizarre case and your heart will pound when you realize you have ventured too far into the dark woods without a fl ashlight.
In der Wüste von Arizona läuft ein Mann über die einzig vorhandene Straße - ein Albino, der einen Anzug, aber keine Schuhe trägt. Er weiß weder, wer er ist, noch, woher er kommt. Sein einziger Anhaltspunkt ist ein Buch in seiner Jackentasche, das einem Solomon Creed gewidmet ist. Heißt er so? Vermutlich. Der Name kommt ihm bekannt vor. Als er sich umdreht, entdeckt er in der Ferne ein brennendes Flugzeugwrack. War er in dem Flugzeug? Vielleicht. Solomon Creed wird es herausfinden - und auch, wer die Männer sind, die ihn jagen und töten wollen ...