Archaeology -- fiction

Riptide by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Riptide by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

First will ye Lie
Curst shall ye Crye
Worst must ye Die

They should have heeded the warning on the guard stone. But, no, through the years many people couldn’t resist the lure of riches though many died in trying to recover them. For in 1695, English pirate Edward Ockham had commanded his men bury his silver, gold, and jewels on an island off the coast of Maine. He didn’t just bury it deep in a simple hole in the ground. The pirate had his many thousand pounds of loot safely placed in a devious trap called the Water Shaft as is recounted in Riptide, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

The Lost Sisterhood by Anne Fortier

In The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier reinvents the Amazons’ story in a well-plotted novel, following the parallel paths of the original Amazon Queen Myrina and her tribe in the past and that of Oxford lecturer and philologist Diana Morgan in the present.

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Promising young archaeologist Verity Grey ventured to the wilds of Scotland for a job interview little knowing that she was leaving behind her secure London flat for encounters with ghostly visions and the threat of madness in Susanna Kearsley’s Shadowy Horses.

The Messiah Stones

By Irving Benig

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"John McGowan lives a quiet, uncomplicated life--until he inherits a extraordinary legacy from his long-missing father. Fifty years before, archaeologist Bill McGowan made a wondrous discovery in the Holy Land: a set of carved, glowing stones that contained amazing revelations about the coming millennium. But the stones were lost. Now John must embark on an incredible journey to unravel their mystery. With his wife, Sarah, at his side, he will witness a series of miracles that will challenge all that he believes. He will experience mystical dreams and visions. And finally, he will travel to Jerusalem, where he will come face-to-face with his ultimate destiny."
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Gospel

By Wilton Barnhardt

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O'Hanrahan, a hard-living Chicago college professor, and Lucy Danton, his eager young student, embark on a quest for a lost biblical gospel that takes them through Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and America.

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A Rift in Time

By Michael R. Phillips

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A gripping novel about an archaeologist who discovers Noah's Ark and searches for the Garden of Eden. First of the The Livingstone Chronicles.
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The Thai Amulet

By Lyn Hamilton

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Bangkok, a city of contradictions, where the heady scents of jasmine and frangipane hang in the stifling heat and golden-spired palaces overlook seedy strip clubs. Yet it never fails to inspire Lara's spirit of adventure, which is why she has agreed to search for a missing antiques dealer while on vacation. While questioning his friends and neighbors, Lara loses herself in the sights and sounds of Thailand -- from the bustling markets of Bangkok to the spiritual calm of a monks' temple in the northern city of Chiang Mai. What Lara uncovers reveals a deadly conspiracy from the not-so-distant past and a family tragedy -- played out right before her unseeing eyes.
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Sacred Ground

By Barbara Wood

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After an earthquake unearths relics from a prehistoric time, archaeologist Erica Tyler must solve the mysteries of the people who lived there before.
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A Bone from a Dry Sea

By Peter Dickinson

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In two parallel stories, an intelligent female member of a prehistoric tribe becomes instrumental in advancing the lot of her people, and the daughter of a paleontologist is visiting him on a dig in Africa when important fossil remains are discovered.

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Stonekiller

By J. Robert Janes

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In Nazi-occupied France, a French detective and an investigator for the German Gestapo take up the case of the murder of a woman whose archaeological discoveries supposedly confirm the Nazis' Aryan pretensions.

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