Virtual Archaeology gives readers a startlingly real sense of how significant archaeological sites around the world once looked. Combining never-before-published aerial photography and high-definition, three-dimensional computer reconstructions with clear, informative descriptions of the various sites, this innovative descriptions of the various sites, this innovative book uses the latest scientific and archaeological tools to visualize the wonder of the past.
The exciting "virtual" tour, highlighted with over 650 dazzling color images, leads readers down the streets of Pompeii before its destruction and into the palace of King Minos in Crete when its walls were brightly painted. It journeys to China as a great terra-cotta army is buried with the first emperor and to the American Southwest when Anasazi Indians carved the stone walls of their pueblos. Contributions by a team of archaeologists describe sites ranging from Gize, Troy, Abu Simbel, and Susa to ancient Japan, Teotihucan, Bactria, and pre-Inca Peru, all pictured in the amazing high-resolution renderings.