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Dead Men Do Tell Tales: A 1930's Archaeological Expedition into Abyssinia Dead Men Do Tell Tales: A 1930's Archaeological Expedition into Abyssinia
By Byron Khun de Prorok

This is de Prorok's tale of his archaeological expedition into Abyssinia (now called Ethiopia) in 1933-34. Hardly the patient scientist, Prorok tells about raiding tombs, flirting with native women, outrunning murderous warlords, spying on magical cults, and getting hip-deep in political intrigue in one of the wildest places on Earth. This fellow is the real Indiana Jones. This edition contains an historical introduction and extensive footnotes. (Second Edition) Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-245-2
Pages: 240

$17.95     



Digging for Lost African Gods: Five Years' Archaeological Excavation in North Africa Digging for Lost African Gods: Five Years' Archaeological Excavation in North Africa
By Byron Khun de Prorok

This is Prorok's first book. It covers his 1921 excavations at Carthage, his deep-sea diving (in the huge old headgear) for a sunken city off Djerba, his look at Roman villas at Utica, and his thousand-mile drive in custom-made, six-wheel Renault cars across the Algerian and Libyan deserts to the Hoggar mountains. While somewhat less wild than his later books, there is more detail here on his early career and the logistics of digs in the 1920's. Includes historical introduction and maps. (Second Edition) Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-260-6
Pages: 280

$18.95     



In Quest of Lost Worlds: Five Archaeological Expeditions 1925-1934 In Quest of Lost Worlds: Five Archaeological Expeditions 1925-1934
By Byron Khun de Prorok

This book covers five different archaeological expeditions: the discovery of Tin Hinan's tomb in the Hoggar Mountains of the Sahara (1925-26); the excavation of Jupiter Ammon in Libya (1926-28); a short trip into Tripolitania, Libya (1931); an encounter with the stone-age Lacandon Indians in Chiapas, Mexico (1932-33); and a search for King Solomon's mines in Ethiopia (1933-34). Some of this material is covered in his other books, but the details and the telling here are radically different: this book illuminates the others, and vice versa. But if you buy only one de Prorok book, this should be it. (Second Edition) Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-246-0
Pages: 264

$17.95     



Mysterious Sahara: The Land of Gold, of Sand, and of Ruin Mysterious Sahara: The Land of Gold, of Sand, and of Ruin
By Byron Khun de Prorok

Count de Prorok describes his 1925-28 expedition south from Algeria, across the Sahara, to the mountains of the Hoggar, his discovery of the tomb of Queen Tin Hinan, and his rather hasty examination of the temple of Jupiter Ammon, where Alexander the Great "became a god." Some of this material is also covered in de Prorok's "In Quest of Lost Worlds" but he goes into much more detail here, especially on the fantastic Tuaregs, the giant "white" race of the Sahara. He finds evidence linking the Tuaregs with medieval Europe and Atlantis. First-rate adventure. Includes historical introduction, notes, and maps. (Second Edition) Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-257-6
Pages: 236

$17.95     



Veiled Men, Red Tents, and Black Mountains: The Lost Tomb of Queen Tin Hinan Veiled Men, Red Tents, and Black Mountains: The Lost Tomb of Queen Tin Hinan
By Alonzo Pond

Pond was the only trained scientist on the first automobile expedition across the Sahara in 1925-26. The party went from Algeria south to the mountains of the Hoggar, where the team stayed with the mysterious Tuareg people -- Caucasian inhabitants of the Sahara. Later, Pond and the others found and hastily excavated the tomb of Queen Tin Hinan. Byron de Prorok also wrote about this trip, but the two versions are so different! Pond goes for poetry over sensationalism. Read More...

ISBN: 1-58976-206-1
Pages: 212

$14.95     




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