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.
Archaeology and the Public in Nineteenth- 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.
Some things should just stay lost. When they don’t, it’s Zoya’s job to put them down for good. But that’s easier said than done when that relic is in the hands of a young mage who possesses a power he can barely control. And this particular relic doesn’t need much to kick start an arcane process that just might open a portal to hell—if Zoya and her cousin don’t find and contain it first. Who will prevail—the relic hunters or the relic they came to contain? That may depend on who controls the boy who accidentally activated it. Get Relic Hunters today! If you’re looking for: √ badass heroines (and villains) with brains, blades, and humor √ a fantasy adventure filled with side switching, doublecrossing and magical mayhem Then, get Relic Hunter now! Relic Hunters is the first book of a sword & sorcery series starring two knights with disabilities who frequently sort out magical problems, engage in sword fights and wrangle the occasional demon while keeping their wits sharp and their sense of humor sharper. It’s all in a day’s work when you live in a quasi-intelligent enchanted forest.
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.