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From Egyptian mummies hidden for centuries to lost Mayan cities, when ancient discoveries are found, often by accident, they cause great excitement and provided a glimpse into history. This gorgeously illustrated compilation of some of history's most enthralling discoveries draws readers into a world of mystery, intrigue, and adventure. In lavish color and inky shadows, readers pursue a thrilling trail of investigation that leads to stunning discoveries—from King Tut's tomb to the terracotta army of China. Featuring dynamic spreads in which history and mythology mingles with beautifully rendered illustrations and color photographs of unearthed artifacts, readers are treating to a rich feast of archaeology, mythology, history, cultural studies, and high art.