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The Enigmas of History: Myths, mysteries and madness from around the world

By Alan Baker

History is replete with unanswered questions regarding rumoured past events, objects, and cultures that often turn into the stuff of legends.

Each chapter in this engaging study examines a particular mystery; they come from locations across the globe and throughout the annals of human history. The topics addressed include the lost city of Atlantis; the Ark of the Covenant; the legend of the crystal skulls; and the enigma of the indecipherable Voynich manuscript. 

Entertaining and informative, The Enigmas of History is an unbiased review of historical puzzles and bewildering discoveries that is perfect for the historian and curious sceptic alike.

Praise for The Enigmas of History:

The Enigmas of History is an enjoyable romp through familiar material (bible mysteries, witchcraft, conspiracy theories) with some surprising new takes (an interesting comparison between belief in fairies back then and aliens more recently). It’s a good starting place for anyone who hasn’t read such a book before’ – Books from Scotland

Alan K. Baker
 was born in Birmingham. Having left university, he embarked on a series of unpleasant jobs, including a stint in a sausage factory which he credits with stimulating his interest in the bizarre and macabre. Since 1997 he has written several non-fiction books about the paranormal and popular history.

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