Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs


Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs by Ann Williams ’74 chronicles 100 extraordinary archaeological discoveries from 50,000 million years ago up until the present. Williams, who worked for more than three decades as a writer at National Geographic magazine, shares firsthand reports from explorers, antiquarians, and scientists as they crack secret codes, evade looters and political suppression, fall in love, commit a litany of blunders, and uncover ancient curses. The book, which is illustrated with spectacular full-color photographs, spans six continents and more than three million years of history, and includes such pivotal discoveries as the graves of the Scythians, the real Amazon warrior women; the terracotta warriors that escorted China’s first emperor into the afterlife; and the Lost Temple of the Monkey God in Meso America. (National Geographic, 2021)