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Sacred Places Around the World
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World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.
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Brad Olsen is the editor of Trips magazine, the author of World Stompers: A Global Travel Manifesto and is the author and illustrator of the Extreme Adventures book series. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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"Should you be inspired to make a pilgrimage of your own, you might want to pick up a copy of Brad Olsen's guide ... of the world's sacred places. Olsen's marvelous drawings and mysterious maps enhance a package that is as bizarre as it is wonderfully accessible." -- San Francisco Examiner

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