Through the captivating images of acclaimed photographer Stephane Compoint, "Buried Treasures" takes readers on a worldwide exploration with today's most esteemed archaeologists as they search for traces of civilizations presumed lost forever and ancient animals that once roamed the earth.
Mysterious colossal statues found on a remote Pacific island, a mythic bear covered in blue fur, a whole city wiped out by a volcano--these are just a few of the amazing discoveries showcased here. From sweltering deserts to the frigid North Pole to an ancient, underwater city, readers will follow scientists as they uncover the secrets of our past. Whether it's been dug up, lifted out of the water, or reimagined from extensive research, each of these treasures is a testament to the wealth and diversity of cultures that have come before and that have shaped ours.
Praise for "Buried Treasures
" There s such variety of image and perspective in Stephane Compoint s dazzling book. "Wall Street Journal" "" A real find. "Booklist" "" Photographer Compoint offers a striking survey of archeological discoveries and explorations into living mysteries. He portrays the meticulous nature of excavation, transportation, and preservation of precious artifacts, while capturing the adrenaline-pumping excitement of piecing together mysteries past and present. "Publishers Weekly""
Uncovering Secrets of the Past