The Road to Ubar

The author recounts his discovery of a lost Arabian city in this “captivating story of [a] stupendous archeological achievement” (Kirkus).

Author: Nicholas Clapp

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349497

Category: Social Science

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The author recounts his discovery of a lost Arabian city in this “captivating story of [a] stupendous archeological achievement” (Kirkus). No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found, if it even existed. According to the Koran, the ancient trading outpost was sunk into the desert as punishment for the sins of its people. Over the centuries, many searched for the legendary “Atlantis of the Sands”—including Lawrence of Arabia—yet the city remained lost. Until now. Documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist Nicholas Clapp first stumbled on the legend of Ubar in the 1980s while poring over historical manuscripts. Filled with overwhelming curiosity, Clapp led two expeditions to Arabia with a team that included space scientists and geologists. In The Road to Ubar, he chronicles the grand adventure that led to a historic discovery.
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Insight Guides Oman the UAE Travel Guide eBook

North of here, the highway sets off on its interminable desert crossing towards Muscat, a long, flat, ... by his Bedu companions as the “Road to Ubar”, which they said lay buried under the sands, although no one could say where.

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781780055480

Category: Travel

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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the countries' unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best restaurants and activities on offer. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into contemporary life in Oman and the UAE, from religion to sports to expatriate communities. A detailed Places section, with full-colour maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative written by our local author, guides you around the two countries, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the remote wilderness of Oman's Empty Quarter. Inside Insight Guide Oman and the UAE: A fully-overhauled edition. Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings these enchanting countries and their people to life. Highlights of the countries' top attractions, including awe-inspiring architecture, bustling souqs, remote wadis, and monumental forts in our Best of Oman and the UAE. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole of both countries from ultra-modern cities to time-warped mudbrick mountain villages. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants. Free app for every customer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
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Sheba

An illumination of the life of the Queen of Sheba, deciphered through satellite images that track Sheba on ancient caravan routes through archaeological sites, sheds new light on the famed biblical figure, suggesting that Sheba herself was ...

Author: Nicholas Clapp

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618219261

Category: History

Page: 384

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An illumination of the life of the Queen of Sheba, deciphered through satellite images that track Sheba on ancient caravan routes through archaeological sites, sheds new light on the famed biblical figure, suggesting that Sheba herself was the great figure, not her love, Solomon, as long thought by many. Reprint.
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Archaeology

Ubar: The Atlantis of the Sands The legend of a lost city in the Arabian Peninsula had been passed down for some 1,700 years. ... The resulting image showed one ancient caravan track crossing the desert: the road to Ubar.

Author: Mark Q Sutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350095

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Illuminating the world of archaeology. Archaeology conveys the excitement of archaeological discovery and explains how archaeologists think as they scientifically find, analyze, and interpret evidence. The main objective of this text is to provide an introduction to the broad and fascinating world of archaeology from the scientific perspective. Discussions on the theoretical aspects of archaeology, as well as the practical applications of what is learned about the past, have been updated and expanded upon in this fourth edition. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Discuss the theoretical aspects of archaeology. Apply what has been learned about the past. Identify the various perspectives archaeologists have.
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The Rough Guide to Oman

Travelling north of Shisr, Thomas saw a series of “well-worn tracks”, described by his Bedu companions as the “Road to Ubar”, which they said lay buried under the sands, although no one could say where. A number of other explorers ...

Author: Gavin Thomas

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409350651

Category: Travel

Page: 248

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Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar mountains to the spectacular fjords of the Musandam peninsula and the dramatic dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Culturally, the country boasts a variety of absorbing sights, ranging from the traditional souks of Muscat, Nizwa, and Salalah to the atmospheric mudbrick towns and towering forts of the interior. The new Rough Guide to Oman is the first in-depth guide to this fascinating country, complete with detailed coverage of all sights, new state-of-the-art maps, and practical information including comprehensively road-tested information about driving and walking routes both on and off the beaten track. Originally published in print in 2011. Now available in ePub format.
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Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Clapp, Nicholas (1936-) The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands. Houghton Mifflin, 1999, 1998. 342pp. ill. maps. 9780395957868. Also available in audiobook. 939.49 Nicholas Clapp is a documentary filmmaker who heard about ...

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access
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Going Places

Clapp, Nicholas The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. 342 pp. ISBN: 9780395875964 [51 Clapp, a documentary filmmaker, went in search of the legendary city of Ubar, known in the Koran and ...

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
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Incense Magick

Lying along the Incense Road, Ubar was a city built on the riches of incense expeditions.This discovery has led to a renewed interest in the Incense Road and ancient incense practices. Historians have found strong connections between ...

Author: Carl F. Neal

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738730134

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Immerse yourself in the enchanting, sensory-rich world of incense and deepen your knowledge of a treasured and indispensable tool for your magickal life. Carl F. Neal, author of the popular book, Incense, offers this meticulously researched, globespanning guide to the magickal applications of incense. From "redecorating" a room with the perfect scent to performing intricate incense ceremonies, you'll learn to create aromatic enchantments using pellets, seals, powders, and other incense forms in meditations, rituals, spells, and even games. Take your practice to a deeper level as you discover burning techniques and mystical uses, both traditional and innovative. Rituals specific to different types of incense Guidance for selecting incense and charcoal An alphabetized list of traditional and modern incense ingredients, including rare botanicals Combustible: smudging, sticks (masala and joss), cones, cylinders, and dhoops Non-combustible: pellets (moist), loose incense, and powders Incense seals, trails, and chains Correspondences for the elements, seasons, particular intentions, and more
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LEHI and SARIAH in ARABIA

Popular accounts of the “Ubar” project include Nicholas Clapp's The Road to Ubar and, with much extraneous material, Ranulph Fiennes' Atlantis of the Sands (London: Bloomsbury, 1992). However, team archaeologist Juris Zarins eventually ...

Author: Warren P. Aston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503508088

Category: History

Page: 256

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A 21st Century re-examination of the most-read book to emerge from the Western Hemisphere, the Book of Mormon. As Mormonism grows into a world faith, the veracity of its founding scripture has never been more important. The three decades of Arabian exploration reported in Lehi and Sariah in Arabia identifies specific locations for the 8 year journey described in the text, allowing Nephi's account to emerge with new clarity and enhanced plausibility.
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Die dunklen Anf nge

The search for the Lost city of Ubar. London: Bloomsbury 1992; sowie Clapp, Nicholas, The Road to Ubar. ... die er mit UbÁr/WabÁr identifiziert. stimmt die Position von WabÁr innerhalb des früheren Gebiets der GERD-R. PUIN 336.

Author: Karl-Heinz Ohlig

Publisher: Verlag Hans Schiler

ISBN: 9783899301281

Category: Islam

Page: 406

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Who Killed Chester Pray

Even pretty Clara, his fiancée? The psychologically compelling answer is not what you would expect. Who Killed Chester Pray? provides new and revealing information about one of Death Valley's most provocative unsolved mysteries.

Author: Nicholas Clapp

Publisher: LA Frontera Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106018989522

Category: History

Page: 263

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Written in the newly recognized nonfiction genre of historical reconstruction, Who Killed Chester Pray? transports the reader to a last, grand hurrah of the American West. Seeking his fortune in the early 1900s, young prospector-assayer Chester Pray filched a Nevada sheriff's horses, stole gold belonging to a U.S. Senator, and ultimately discovered one of the richest lodes ever in Death Valley. Then, Pray was shot dead in the night. By who? Why? As many as seven individuals had ample cause to kill Chester Pray. His new partners? Gunslinger Diamondfield Jack? Even pretty Clara, his fiancée? The psychologically compelling answer is not what you would expect. Who Killed Chester Pray? provides new and revealing information about one of Death Valley's most provocative unsolved mysteries. Author Nicholas Clapp's intensive research and use of a flowing narrative result in a wonderfully readable book that not only probes the dark side of human nature, but presents an exciting picture of the American mining West of the early 20th century.--Linda Greene, coauthor, A History of Mining in Death Valley National Monument
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A Research Guide to the Ancient World

Ubar (Wabar, Iram) A3.1910. The road to Ubar: finding the Atlantis of the sands / Nicholas Clapp. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. 342 p. DS247.O63 C55 1998. Site excavation of a Bedouin well as Shisr in Dhofar province and examination ...

Author: John M. Weeks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442237407

Category: History

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A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage.
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Case Closed

From I the air, they could see parts of the road to Ubar, but after landing, they realized it was almost invisible from the ground. No wonder earlier explorers had experienced such difficulties finding the road! space cadet — me!

Author: Susan Hughes

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781554533633

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Using modern technology and traditional search techniques to solve mysteries including the missing female pharaoh Hatshepsut, the lost city of Ubar, and the location of explorer Sir John Franklin.
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Lost City Spotted From Space X Books Strange

But they did show a long , wide road under the desert . Maybe it was the road to Ubar , covered by drifting sands ! 17 Hit the Road Through the ages , these famous roads. TAKEN FROM A SATELLITE , this digitally enhanced image shows a ...

Author: Denise Ronaldo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780531136676

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Where is the missing city? What's hidden there and why? Find out all this and more!
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British Travel writing on Oman

17 Petra of the Nabathaeans in Sinai , and the location of Ubar in the sands of Shu'ait would be reasonable . ... For the full story of this exploration see : Nicholas Clapp , The Road to Ubar : Finding the Atlantis of the Sands ...

Author: Hilal Al-Hajri

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039105353

Category: Social Science

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This book focuses on the images of Oman in British travel writing from 1800 to 1970. In texts that vary from travel accounts to sailors' memoirs, complete travelogues, autobiographies, and letters, it looks at British representations of Oman as a place, people, and culture. The study discusses the current Orientalist debate suggesting alternatives to the dilemma of Orientalism. It also outlines the historical Omani-British relations, and examines the travel accounts written by several British merchants and sailors who stopped in Muscat and other Omani coastal cities in the nineteenth century. Another focus is with the works of travellers who penetrated the Interior of Oman such as James Wellsted and Samuel Miles, and the travellers who explored the southern Oman and the Empty Quarter. Finally the book looks at the last generation of British travellers who were in Oman from 1950 to 1970 employed either by oil companies or the Sultan Said bin Taimur. The gap of knowledge that this book undertakes to fill is that most of the texts under discussion have not been studied in any context.
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Legends of the Fire Spirits

Nicholas Clapp, The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. 6. The team of discoverers also included adventurer Ranulph Fiennes, archaeologist Juris Zarins and lawyer George Hedges.

Author: Robert Lebling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857730633

Category: Religion

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'An energy, a pulse form of quantum physics perhaps, alive at the margins of sleep or madness, and more often in the whispering of a single unwelcome thought.' The Economist According to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting, intelligent and blessed with free will and remarkable powers, jinn have over the ages been given many names - demon, spirit, ghoul, genie, ifrit and shaitan. Neither human nor immortal, they roam the earth inhabiting dark and empty places, luring humans to their deaths or demonically possessing them if harmed or offended. Despite the fact they cannot be seen, jinn are said to be strangely human-like - marrying, bearing children, forming communities and tribes, eating, sleeping, playing and facing judgement like any other human. They are ever-present partners in the human experience, causing endless mischief, providing amazing services and sometimes inducing sheer terror. Believed in by hundreds of millions of people throughout the world and from all faiths, jinn have played a particularly central role in the literature, culture and belief systems of the Middle East and the Islamic world. Legends of the Fire Spirits explores through time and across nations the enduring phenomenon of the jinn. From North Africa to Central Asia, from the Mediterranean to sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, this riveting, often chilling, yet reasoned book draws on long-forgotten ancient testimonies, medieval histories, colonial records, anthropologist's reports and traveller's tales to explore the different types of jinn, their behaviour, society, culture and long history of contact with humankind. It documents their links with famous figures in history such as King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and illustrates the varied and vivid portrayals of jinn in world literature. In essence Legends of the Fire Spirits demonstrates the colourful diversity of human culture and the durability of faith and is a magnificent and indispensable portrayal of the rich folklore of the Islamic world.
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Archaeology s Visual Culture

Clapp published a book titled The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands (1998) in which he describes how his interest in the subject originated.31 He had visited the Middle East in 1980 to produce a documentary film on the ...

Author: Roger Balm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317377436

Category: Social Science

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Archaeology’s Visual Culture explores archaeology through the lens of visual culture theory. The insistent visuality of archaeology is a key stimulus for the imaginative and creative interpretation of our encounters with the past. Balm investigates the nature of this projection of the visual, revealing an embedded subjectivity in the imagery of archaeology and acknowledging the multiplicity of meanings that cohere around artifacts, archaeological sites and museum displays. Using a wide range of case studies, the book highlights how archaeologists can view objects and the consequences that ensue from these ways of seeing. Throughout the book Balm considers the potential for documentary images and visual material held in archives to perform cultural work within and between groups of specialists. With primary sources ranging from the mid-nineteenth to the early twenty-first century, this volume also maps the intellectual and social connections between archaeologists and their peers. Geographical settings include Britain, Cyprus, Mesoamerica, the Middle East and the United States, and the sites of visual encounter are no less diverse, ranging from excavation reports in salvage archaeology to instrumentally derived data-sets and remote-sensing imagery. By forensically examining selected visual records from published accounts and archival sources, enduring tropes of representation become apparent that transcend issues of style and reflect fundamental visual sensibilities within the discipline of archaeology.
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Sand

His book The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands, which documents his fascinating quest, has all the elements of a highly readable detective story. Chapter 7 gave a sense of the fruitful collaboration between geology and ...

Author: Michael Welland

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520265974

Category: History

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Describes the geological history of sand, examining the science behind the material as well as the human context of sand and how it has played important roles in history, commerce, and imagination.
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Survivor The Autobiography

and mapped on an earlier journey; and hummocky summits were crowned with tamarisk, which in these hungry marches brought our camels running up at ... 'There is the road to Ubar. Ubar wasa great city that our fathers have told us existed ...

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781849019507

Category: History

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This collection of classic tales comprises over 50 accounts of true-life adventure taken from contemporary memoirs, letters and journals. They span the years 1800 to the end of the 20th century, in a period which can be termed the modern age of exploration. Inspired by Ernest Shackleton's 1914-15 escape from the bitter clutches of Antarctica, this book is by turn inspirational, harrowing, tragic and unimaginable. It recounts stories of ordinary mortals who achieved extraordinary things. From the ice-locked poles and endless deserts of Arabia to the storm-tossed South Atlantic, the rainforests of the Amazon and sheer peaks of the Himalayas, the world's most famous adventurers recount their experiences. Includes accounts from some of the greatest ever explorers and adventurers: Captain Scott, Ernest Shackleton; John Franklin, Edmund Hilary, Laurens Van der Post, Thor Heyerdahl, John Blashford-Snell, Ranulp Fiennes, Chay Blyth, Jacques Cousteau, Nick Danziger,; Charles Lindbergh, Peter Fleming and many more.
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