Book Reviews

Not sure what book to read next?  In this section you can read reviews of some of the great books that explore our ancient past.  If you would like to share your own book review, please contact us here.  Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 17:38

Dr Rita Louise

When it comes to human origins, there are so many unanswered questions and a myriad of different theories that it feels a bit like walking through a maze. In this book, Dr Rita Louise guides the reader effortlessly through the labyrinth...Read more

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 21:01

Marc Hyden

Written by historian Marc Hyden, Romulus recounts the history of the almost mythical founder of not only the Roman people but also, the city of his name, Rome. Most modern scholars tend to throw the stories and legends surrounding...Read more

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 03:08

Andrea Carandini

Legends have it that Rome was founded on April 21st in the 8th century BCE. The ancient Romans were certain of it. And its founder, Romulus which many modern scholars throw into the realm of legend, is credited for not only establishing...Read more

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 01:08

Eric H. Cline

At first glance, one would think that Dr. Eric H. Cline’s Digging Up Armageddon: The Search for the Lost City of Solomon was yet another exhaustive title discussing nothing but the archaeological discoveries unearthed from the ancient...Read more

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 23:27

The Eden-Atlantis Project

Commodore Robert Stanley Bates

The Eden-Atlantis Project: The Archaeological Site of Eden and Atlantis in the Eastern Mediterranean serves as a proper addition and addendum to both Discovery of Atlantis (Robert Sarmast) and Atlantis - New Revelations (The...Read more

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 14:18

David Grant

A history steeped in both ancient and modern controversy...

As the book’s title implies, Unearthing the Family of Alexander the Great: The Remarkable Discovery of the Royal Tombs of Macedon provides readers with a complete guide to...Read more

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 20:50

Bernard Jones

There comes a time when one must question conventional wisdom and that is exactly the approach that independent researcher and author Bernard Jones has taken. Fascinated by the entire Trojan Cycle (e.g. the stories involving the Trojan...Read more

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 17:14

Chandra Wickramasinghe, Ph.D and Robert Bauval

This book combines Chandra Wickramasinghe’s research in the field of Astrobiology, which looks at the origin and evolution of life in and beyond our solar system, with Robert Bauval’s theories about the Giza pyramid complex in his native...Read more

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 17:38

By Annekatrin Puhle and Adrian Parker-Reed

It is easy to forget that in Shakespeare’s time, talk of ghosts, spirits and fairies were not at all unusual, indeed to many there was little doubt of the existence of a reality beyond that of what is visible. This, regardless of the...Read more

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 14:02

Marc Hyden

Written by Marc Hyden, Gaius Marius focuses on the fascinating life of the Roman by the same name. I will admit that prior to reading this book, I had not heard of Gaius Marius (157 - 86 BCE). Let alone, the very vital but important role...Read more

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 22:49

David Grant

In Search of the Lost Testament of Alexander the Great is the definitive guide to the life and death of one of the greatest military leaders of the ancient world. Written by ancient historian, David Grant, the large...Read more

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 01:19

Miles Russell

Just before this book was published, Dr Russell, who is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and Senior Lecturer in Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology at Bournemouth University, told me that he researched it as part of the Lost Voices...Read more

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 16:43

B.J. Corbin

Inspired by the many expeditions before him, researcher and explorer, B.J. Corbin spent the better part of the last three decades in search of the resting place of the Biblical Noah’s Ark, as the waters receded from the Great Deluge....Read more

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 20:54

Paul Collins

Mountains and Lowlands is published by the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford. The author, Paul Collins, undertakes an extremely ambitious task of cataloguing over 6000 years of human history into a single 200+ page volume. A...Read more

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 17:56

Jim Stempel

Last month, I received a copy of one of Jim Stempel’s latest publications: “The Nature of War.” Stempel is a researcher and author who has recently begun to divert his focus to topics concerning military non-fiction.

“The Nature of...Read more

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 18:35

Anthony Adolph

In this publication, renowned genealogist, Anthony Adolph, tackles the difficult by tracing the origins of modern man through science and mythology, from as early the Big Bang. It is quite the ambitious undertaking, but I must admit that...Read more

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 23:33

Anthony Adolph

In his latest research, renowned genealogist, Anthony Adolph, takes on the eponymous mythological ancestor of the British, Brutus. According to tradition, Brutus is a descendant of Aeneas, a Trojan refugee of the Trojan War (ca. 1200 BCE...Read more

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 18:22

Tim Whitmarsh

British classicist and professor at the University of Cambridge, Tim Whitmarsh is best known for his work on Greek literary culture during the Greco-Roman period. While reading his recent research, Battling the Gods, his area of...Read more

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 22:53

Christopher Smith

A professor of Ancient History and Director of the British School of Rome, author Christopher Smith is considered to be an expert of ancient Italian history. Specifically, this publication focuses primarily on one of the most...Read more

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 03:25

Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock’s new book Magicians of the Gods is a runaway success already in the UK, reaching No. 3 in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list after just two days of sales. It is likely to repeat this success in other territories...Read more