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Easter Island Underworld DVD Exclusive
Easter Island Underworld DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island, National Geographic undertakes a groundbreaking expedition to map a vast cave system utilized by the people who carved these iconic statues. Protected by sheer cliffs, narrow labyrinths and underwater entrances, many of the caves have not been explored for decades. Recently discovered human remains and telltale artifacts reveal details of the island's intriguing history and culture.


$19.95
Indian Nations of North America
Indian Nations of North America
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America —and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent. Investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans, captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.


$40.00
Freedom In My Heart
Freedom In My Heart
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

This richly illustrated companion volume uses the remarkable artifacts, images, and documents of the U.S. National Slavery Museum to trace the history of slavery in North America, from the societies of ancient Africa to the repercussions still faced by Americans today—and to celebrate the perseverance and ultimate triumph of a people.


$35.00
$7.99
1,000 Facts About the Bible
1,000 Facts About the Bible
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

This beautifully illustrated, easy to follow reference inspires kids to discover more about the Bible, with its unique presentation of historical stories and facts. Packed with features like "25 Facts about Music and Poetry" and "35 Facts about Ancient Rulers," and dozens more on palaces, beauty, gardens, fashion, and other aspects of life during biblical times, 1,000 Facts About the Bible is an engaging and kid-friendly take on the history, archeological discoveries, and stories of the Bible.


$14.99
Etched In Stone: Enduring Words From Our Nation's Monuments
Etched In Stone: Enduring Words From Our Nation's Monuments
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History
This poignant, first-of-its-kind book celebrates words that define America's storied past and symbolizes the drive of its people—from the boardrooms of Manhattan to the farm fields of Iowa. Author Ryan Coonerty highlights profound phrases inscribed on 52 monuments and public sites. Some are famed monuments like the Lincoln Memorial; others are simple or stark places of honor, such as Angel Island, where immigrant Chinese scrawled their words on imprisoning walls.
$30.00
$23.99
Southern Justice DVD-R Set
Southern Justice DVD-R Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Sheriffs and their agencies from Sullivan County, TN and Ashe County, NC are tasked with protecting their unique, close-knit communities. And if a peaceful solution proves impossible, both agencies are ready.


$29.95
Terra Cotta Warriors
Terra Cotta Warriors
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Often described as the eighth Wonder of the World, the massive, underground army made from fired clay evokes both awe and curiosity.


$14.95
$9.99
The Generals
The Generals
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/War and Conflict

Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American tales of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall—from the World War I battle that shaped them to their greatest victory: leading the allies to victory in World War II. These three remarkable men-of-arms who rose from the gruesome hell of the First World War to become the finest generals of their generation during World War II redefined America's ideas of military leadership and brought forth a new generation of American soldier. Their efforts revealed to the world the grit and determination that would become synonymous with America in the post-war years.


$30.00
Terra-cotta Chinese Warriors - Set of 4
Terra-cotta Chinese Warriors - Set of 4
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Category: Home & Garden/Historic Collectibles

In 1974, the vast burial chamber of third-century Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang was discovered by farmers in the north-central Shaanxi Province. It contained more than 7,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors. This set of four handcrafted miniature terra-cotta models of classic poses general, soldier, and archer arrives in a black silk gift box. The National Geographic Museum is sponsoring an exhibition of Qin warriors and other burial artifacts in fall 2009.


$39.00
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
Cloisonné Teapot Ornaments - Set of 4
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Category: Home & Garden/Home Décor/Home Accents

Cloisonné was developed thousands of years ago during the Byzantine era and traveled via the Silk Road to China, where it has flourished as an art form ever since. To create a design in cloisonné, an artist's original sketch must be traced using thin strips of wire. Into this wire "scaffolding" is inserted powdered enamel that, when baked, fills the outlines and creates a porcelain-like appearance.


$32.00
Gold-vermeil Roman Glass Earrings
Gold-vermeil Roman Glass Earrings
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry
Wear a piece of history with this conversation-starting jewelry made with ancient pieces of Roman glass. Excavated in Israel, the glass has picked up an iridescent patina from the earth in which it rested for about 2,000 years. 22-karat gold-vermeil wires encircle each glass disk, which may have once been a wineglass, jug, or other vessel.
$169.00
Gold-vermeil Roman Glass Necklace
Gold-vermeil Roman Glass Necklace
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry
Wear a piece of history with this conversation-starting jewelry made with ancient pieces of Roman glass. Excavated in Israel, the glass has picked up an iridescent patina from the earth in which it rested for about 2,000 years. 22-karat gold-vermeil wires encircle each glass disk, which may have once been a wineglass, jug, or other vessel.
$199.00
Exploration Experience
Exploration Experience
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Category: Books/Exploration

Filled with the people who made and changed the course of history, this thrilling book takes readers on a voyage of discovery—in a fun and dynamic format that's unique among reference books. From the travels of Erik the Red through the journeys of Marco Polo to the heroic attempts of Livingstone and Scott, these intrepid explorers have expanded our knowledge of the world.


$50.00
$11.99
Colombian Sterling Silver Lace Cuff Bracelet
Colombian Sterling Silver Lace Cuff Bracelet
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

Colombia’s traditional fashions are on full display during holidays and festivals, like the Carnival of Barranquilla, which marks the beginning of Lent. Women often wear skirts and blouses decked with handmade lace, a tradition that arrived with the Spanish in the 15th century. This seemingly delicate bracelet of vintage lace dipped in sterling silver speaks to the resilience of the Colombian people and the blending of cultural traditions.< /p>

$119.00
$39.99