Amber

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The solidified resin of prehistoric trees, amber has been prized since antiquity and worked into artefacts of extraordinary beauty. Published to accompany an exhibition at Glasgow's Hunterian Museum celebrating amber treasures from Malbork Castle in Poland, this beautifully illustrated book explores the origins of the substance in the Jurassic forests 40 million years ago, the creatures trapped within it, the myths and legends it has attracted, and the role of the Teutonic Knights in controlling the amber trade.

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Tears of the Gods

Hardback127pp Illustrated

9781906716165     Product Code: 298793

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The solidified resin of prehistoric trees, amber has been prized since antiquity and worked into artefacts of extraordinary beauty. Published to accompany an exhibition at Glasgow's Hunterian Museum celebrating amber treasures from Malbork Castle in Poland, this beautifully illustrated book explores the origins of the substance in the Jurassic forests 40 million years ago, the creatures trapped within it, the myths and legends it has attracted, and the role of the Teutonic Knights in controlling the amber trade.

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