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From the Hyksos to the Hephthalites: a unique overview of humanity’s history over 3000 years




The ancient world of the Mediterranean and the Near East saw the birth and collapse of great civilizations. While several of these are well known, for all those that have been recorded, many have been unjustly forgotten.


This thorough guide explores those civilizations that have faded from the pages of our textbooks but played a significant role in the development of modern society. Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World covers the Hyksos to the Hephthalites and everyone in between, providing a unique overview of humanity’s history from approximately 3000 BCE-550 CE.


A wide range of illustrated artefacts and artworks, as well as specially drawn maps, help to tell the stories of 40 lost peoples and allow readers to take a direct look into the past. Each entry exposes a diverse culture, highlighting their important contributions and committing their achievements to paper.


This book is an immersive, thought-provoking, and an entertaining book for anyone interested in ancient history.


Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World

by Philip Matyszak

Published by: Thames & Hudson Published: May 2020 Price: £24.95