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The Grand Civilization, Ancient Egypt's Profound Mysteries: The Esoteric Sources of Their Knowledge

by M.G. Hawking

Penetrate one of the Great Mysteries of the Ages...Few mysteries have captured the fascination of enlightened minds so much as the epic civilization of Ancient Egypt. The "discovery" of Egypt is one of the most brilliant chapters in archaeology. The Middle Ages knew of Egypt only as a Roman colony; the Renaissance presumed that civilization had begun with Greece; even the Enlightenment knew nothing of Ancient Egypt beyond the Pyramids. Egyptology was a by-product of Napoleonic imperialism. When the Corsican led a French expedition to Egypt in 1798 he took with him scholars interested in Egypt for the sake of a better understanding of history. It was those men who returned home with the greatest mystery of the ages in their grasp, and first revealed the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karn...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Occult
Size: 149 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Greek Mythology: Doublepack - Greek Mythology & Greek Gods (Greek Mythology, Greek Gods)

by Patrick Auerbach

2 Manuscripts

Book 1: Greek Mythology - The Ancient Myths and Legends of Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. The Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. Polytheistic means they believed in and worshiped many different gods. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.

In Greek Mythology, the gods often represented different forms o...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 103 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Cleopatra: The True and Surprising Story of the Queen of the Nile

by Patrick Auerbach

Cleopatra was a prestigious ruler with a timeless name. Although we’ve all heard of her, the exact reasons for her fame may be unclear to some of us. What does it take to reach the status she reached and to maintain the powerful role of leadership she attained? In this book, you will learn about:
What contributed to her success: Great leaders are not born, but made through life experiences. What influences shaped this famous queen? What events had to happen to make such a fierce and well known leader?How she seized the throne: Cleopatra was not originally intended to be the sole ruler of Egypt, but that is what she became. In this book, you will learn about her methods for securing sole ownership of this incredible role.Her connections to other famous leaders: We will go over her r...

Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 89 pages
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King Mithridates the Great of Pontus: The Life and Legacy of the Leader Who Challenged Rome during the Mithridatic Wars

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes excerpts of ancient accounts*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsRome faced many formidable enemies over the course of nearly 1,000 years, but perhaps none are as enigmatic and forgotten as King Mithridates the Great of Pontus. Despite numerous ancient sources detailing the life of the foreign monarch and his wars with Rome, and despite being an interesting character who endured years as a fugitive in his youth, enjoyed a fascination with poisons, and held mercy and pragmatic ruthlessness in a delicate balance, very few scholarly books and works have been produced about him. It may be that his largely unsuccessful military campaigns have contributed to his disappearance from active historical examination, but despite his poor ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 44 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Blood in the Forum: A Novella of Ancient Rome (The Marius Scrolls Book 2)

by Davis II, Vincent B.

Politics. Betrayal. Assassination.Rome, 133 b.c.Gaius Marius is back from war in the West. They fought for the peace and prosperity of Rome, but the legions return to find the Eternal City far less peaceful and prosperous than they had hoped.People are starving, homelessness abounds, war after war has overtaxed the legions. And the revolutionary tribune, Tiberius Gracchus, thinks he has a solution for everything.Political parties are developing, the people are up in arms, the senate is enraged. And Tiberius is at the center of it all.Before Marius has a chance to reacclimate to civilian life, he’s thrust into this political upheaval in Rome. His allegiances are put to the test as Rome is almost brought to the brink of civil war. For the first time in the history of the Republic, blood wi...

Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Genre Fiction, Political, Biographical, European
Size: 107 pages
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Secrets of Ancient Egypt, From the Manuscript of Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, circa 1370 B.C.

by M.G. Hawking

New Release: This book reveals the profound secret knowledge of the Egyptian Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, who lived and authored her esoteric manuscripts under the patronage of the great Kings of Egypt, Amenhotep III and his successor Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), over three-thousand-three-hundred years ago.Kalika produced this manuscript for important reasons. It is to some extent a manual, a comprehensive guide to reaching higher awareness, written by a supreme master for masters, but not only for masters. Kalika intended that it could be utilized by persons of requisite ability to understand and reach, through their own efforts, significantly expanded levels of awareness. It sets forth the fundamental recognitions and essential principles of consciousness necessary to attain extraordinary per...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 173 pages
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Uxmal: The Ultimate Travel Guide for 2019 (Mayan Peninsula Travel Guides Book 2)

by Sergio Vazquez

This guide focuses on giving you an in-depth description of Uxmal’s Pyramids and Temples. You’ll also learn about its history, tips, facts, and travel recommendations. You shouldn’t make the long trip to this amazing Mayan Archaeological Site without reading this guide so you can appreciate more of what you’re looking at once you’re there. I’m Sergio from Mayan Peninsula, and this guide is the 2019 version made especially for the traveler that’s planning a trip to Uxmal, the second most visited Mayan Archaeological Site in the state of Yucatán. I hope you enjoy it!...

Genre: History, Americas, Ancient, World, Travel, Latin America
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Celts: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Celtic History and Mythology, Including Their Battles Against the Roman Republic in the Gallic Wars

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Celts, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Today, the word Celtic means so many things. To most of us, it means something related to Ireland. We think of intricately designed Irish crosses, four-leaf clovers, and some of the more well-known stories of Celtic mythology. However, while Celtic culture has stayed alive in Ireland, its roots run much deeper, and they extend much farther than the small island nation off the coast of modern-day Great Britain. The story of the Celts is one of a rapid rise to prominence followed by a slow decline due to the influence of the Romans. But even so, Celtic culture has remained strong in Europe and has been able to persist to this day. So, even though the Celts represent just a small part o...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 96 pages
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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St. Peter: The Life and Legacy of Jesus Christ?s Most Important Disciple

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes ancient accounts and Scripture passages*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“And Jesus suffered no man to follow Him, save Peter and James and John.” – Mark 5:37Apart from Jesus, there is no character more vividly presented in the gospels than Peter. To talk of Saint Peter is to talk about a man of action. There is a good reason why he is the apostle with the most mentions in the Gospels, and the most referred to in the New Testament (a total of 195 times). In comparison, John, the next most popular disciple, barely reaches 29 references. It is at decisive moments which require a categorical reaction where the leader of the Twelve shines; it is then that Peter —born as Simon Bar-Jonah— has no riv...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Ancient, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Byzantine Empire - East Roman Empire during the rule of the Byzantine Emperor Justin I and Justinian the Great and the foundations of the Roman law

by Interesting History

Justin, I was a Byzantine emperor from 518 to 527, his reign became a prologue to the brilliant reign of his nephew Justinian I. The future Emperor began serving in the army in the reign of Leo as a simple soldier. He did not learn to write to the end of his life. During the Persian campaign, he commanded a separate military detachment. During the mutiny of 514-515, he participated in the defense of Constantinople and the breakthrough of the naval blockade of the city.The entire Roman law, formally, was based on the Law of Twelve Tables. It contained a number of regulations that formed the basis of the entire Roman legal system. This law was never changed or supplemented, it was formally valid throughout the entire Roman history. This, of course, does not mean that the law was perfect. Far...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 24 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Ghost of Rome: The Rise of Theodosius

by Virgil Cain

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Genre: History, Ancient, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 512 pages
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King Xerxes I: The Life and Legacy of the Achaemenid Persian Empire’s Most Notorious Ruler

by Charles River Editors

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 74 pages
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History of society and democracy: before new epoch: Beginnings of democracy in early civilizations

by Alexander Buychik

"Democracy is the most complex and polysemantic type of political regime in the forms of implementation. Debates have not ceased about the meaning of the term “democracy” for seven centuries, since 1260, when the word was first used in the translation of Aristotelian “Politics”.The term “democracy” has become the most common in political science since antiquity when it originated and denoted “power of the people”. However, the mass use of the term did not leave behind it a certain unambiguous content. Until now, political science has not developed generally accepted ideas allowing us to formulate a clear definition of democracy. Various authors focus attention on the individual components of democracy, for example, the power of the majority, its limitation and control over ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 56 pages
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Introduction to history of Sumer and Akkad: Easy course for understanding history of Sumer and Akkad (Ancient history)

by James T Shadon

The ebook covers the political, cultural and economic history of the period of prosperity of the region between the Tigris and the Euphrates. The author's research work allowed him to describe the Sumerians and Akkadians, immersing the reader in the inevitable charm of the past.So this ebook can be interesting read not only for historians but for everybody else too....

Genre: History, Ancient, World, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
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Nara Japan, 749-757: A Translation from Shoku Nihongi

by Ross Bender

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Genre: History, Ancient, Asia
Size: 316 pages
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Rivals in Blood

by David Galvin

The far off war horns of roman legions marching to battle won’t be heard from the Villa Juliana, but their coming together will have its repercussions as Britannia’s army is usurped by the rebel Magnentius and unless a ruling compromise is agreed with the legitimate emperor Constantius, citizen soldier will again face up to citizen soldier. None is forthcoming.Therefore, from the mosaic splendour of rural pagan life, the Briton Salvius Castus is unwittingly drawn into this struggle against his will. Fighting far from home and uncertain that he will ever return, what is to be left of his father in law’s promises for him? Will the cautious and politically sensitive Flavius Martinus rise up against the new order or will he too succumb? What of Salvius? What is he set to lose?...

Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction
Size: 128 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Atlantis: Myths, Legends and History

by KIV Books

Atlantis – the mythical city that was first mentioned by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias. While largely believed to be fictional, Atlantis has made its way into literature and manages to flourish over the years. Through time, the myth became a legend that eventually enticed individuals to delve into this ancient city and find out whether Plato’s references are mere fiction or actually a fact.In this book, you will find out the various arguments to and for the existence of Atlantis as well as the various theories on where it is located, why it disappeared, and the civilization rumored to exist within this island.You will also find out about the many theories surrounding the story of Atlantis and the islands thought to be what was left behind by this ancient civilization. You will learn...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 52 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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King Philip II of Macedon: The Thirteenth God

by in60Learning

Smarter in sixty minutes.Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written non-fiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20% of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.Philip II of Macedon, 382 to 336 BCE, was a part of the Argead dynasty of Macedonian kings and was the king of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. Philip was the youngest son of king Amyntas III and Eurydice I. While very young, Philip was abducted and held in Thebes. Philip received a political and military education from Epaminondas while being held captive there. Upon Philip’s eventual return to...

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 42 pages
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Rating: 1.90 / 5
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Ancient Egypt: The Reign Of King Tut (Ancient Egypt, King Tut)

by Patrick Auerbach

Born circa 1341 B.C.E., King Tut was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, in power from approximately 1332 to 1323 B.C.E. During his reign, powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion, which had been set aside by his father, Akhenaten, who had led the "Amarna Revolution." After his death at age 19, he disappeared from history, until the discovery of his tomb in 1922. Since then, studies of his tomb and remains have revealed much information about his life and times.Probably one of the best known pharaohs of ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun was a minor figure in ancient Egyptian history. The boy king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty was the son of the powerful Akhenaten (also known as Amenhotep IV) and most likely one of Akhenaten's sisters. His short reign of eight to nine ye...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
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The Blade of Orson Ellis: Tale of medieval knights. The story about friendship, courage and justice of knights

by Luke Normann

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Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 1.40 mb
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Scholarly Article Review: Spartan Naval Performance in the Declean War, 413-404 BCE

by Steven Castellano

Scholarly article review on Declean War, part of the Peloponesian War....

Genre: History, Ancient, Military
Size: 7 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BC: An Isotopic Approach (Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt Book 25)

by Claudia Gerling

The West Eurasian steppes in the Eneolithic, the Early Bronze and the Iron Age were largely inhabited by communities believed to show an elevated level of spatial mobility that is often linked to their subsistence economy. Questions concerning the mobility and migration as well as the diet and economy of these communities were approached by applying isotope analysis, resulting in a greater understanding of the lifeways they led....

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 402 pages
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The Incense Trade Route: The History of the Rise and Fall of an Ancient Global Economy

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes ancient accounts*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“The trade with Arabia and India in incense and spices became increasingly important, and Greeks for the first time began to trade directly with India. The discovery, or rediscovery, of the sea-route to India is attributed to a certain Eudoxos, who was sent out for this purpose towards the end of the reign of Ptolemy Euergetes II (died 116 BC). Eudoxos made two voyages to India, and subsequently, having quarrelled with his Ptolemaic employers, perished in an unsuccessful attempt to open up an alternative sea route to India, free of Ptolemaic control, by sailing around Africa. The establishment of direct contacts between Egypt and India was probably mad...

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 45 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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Sword of Empire: Praetorian

by Richard Foreman

The coming man of historical fiction'. - Saul David.171AD. Rome is at war with the northern tribes - and is yet to win a significant battle. The Germanic armies have crossed the Danube and have attacked the Empire, slaughtering thousands. The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, is losing the support of the people and the Senate. Yet he has formed a plan he believes will change the balance of power in the region. Aurelius has despatched an officer in the Praetorian Guard, the centurion Gaius Maximus, to escort the son and daughter of a powerful German tribal chief back to their village through enemy territory - in hope of arranging an alliance with Rome. But Maximus, to complete his mission, must contest with enemies at home, as well as abroad. One man will change the fate of an Empire, or die trying...

Genre: History, Ancient, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction
Size: 148 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2020 onward PDT/PST 

White Paper on the 77 and 777

by L. A. Braun

The number '7' in its various forms of 7, 77, and 777 run throughout the oldest Masters' Art. The 777 can be found in Kabbalah and the 7-7-7 pattern in the Book of Revelation. The 7 and its various manifestations have deep mystical meaning. This picture-based booklet explores the concept of these 7s within the context of artwork related to the Philosophers’ Stone. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers’ Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history’s most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers’ Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the conc...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 569 pages
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Ancient Egypt, Secrets from the Manuscript of Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, circa 1370 B.C.

by M.G. Hawking

New Release: This book reveals the profound secret knowledge of the Egyptian Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, who lived and authored her esoteric manuscripts under the patronage of the great Kings of Egypt, Amenhotep III and his successor Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), over three-thousand-three-hundred years ago.Kalika produced this manuscript for important reasons. It is to some extent a manual, a comprehensive guide to reaching higher awareness, written by a supreme master for masters, but not only for masters. Kalika intended that it could be utilized by persons of requisite ability to understand and reach, through their own efforts, significantly expanded levels of awareness. It sets forth the fundamental recognitions and essential principles of consciousness necessary to attain extraordinary per...

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 176 pages
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The Alpha and Omega of The Great Pyramid

by ROBERT CRIELLY

This book proposes two theories on how the Great Pyramid was built and details latest discoveries connected to both Alpha and Omega and the legendary Djed Pillar....

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 166 pages
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Stoicism: Complete Guide to Stoicism: How to Apply Stoicism in Everyday Life, Gain Confidence, Resilience, and Wisdom with the Stoicism Philosophy

by Zeno Marcus

Learn How to Apply Stoicism in Everyday Life, Gain Confidence, Resilience, and Wisdom with the Stoicism PhilosophyWhere does your confidence come from? How do you handle your fears and disappointments? What about your joy, happiness and strength; where do you get them from? How do you deal with stressful, anxious and depressing thoughts?In modern times, we tend to direct many of these things to modern day medicine but just ask yourself how far this has brought us; cases of depression, emotional problems, suicides and other mental health problems are at an all-time high! Our mainstream schooling system doesn’t teach us how to deal with real life issues either.Are we doomed?If you look back, you will notice that the reason why ancient people were able to deal with some of the life’s chal...

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 72 pages
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Arches and Triumphs in Ancient Rome: The History of the Roman Empire’s Most Famous Military Celebrations and Monuments

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes excerpts of ancient accounts*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contentsSome of the most iconic symbols of the Roman Empire that have survived into the modern world today are the arches that Romans erected to commemorate military victories and glorify individual emperors. The story of how arches came to be used throughout the Roman world in such a way is one that involves the evolution of the military and its leaders into the political forces that came to dominate the state, and those arches, along with the triumphs that came to be associated with many of them, were key parts in the process of exhibiting the might of both Rome. At the same time, they were meant to mark the individual achievements of Rome’s rulers, making them an en...

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: Unknown
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