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Strange Relics

Strange Relics

By Dr Amara Thornton



Handheld Press presents a new classic short story anthology, combining the supernatural and archaeology. Never before have so many relics from the past caused such delicious and intriguing shivers down the spine. Archaeological historian Amara Thornton of the University of London, and Classical archaeologist Katy Soar from the University of Winchester have curated a selection of twelve outstanding short stories encompassing horror, ghosts, hauntings, and possession, all from archaeological excavation. From a Neolithic rite to Egyptian religion to Roman remains to medieval masonry to some uncanny ceramic tiles in a perfectly ordinary American sun lounge, the relics in these stories are, frankly, horrible. Cover endorsement from well-known UK archaeologist Mike Pitts. Authors include: ·       M R James (haunted binoculars), Algernon Blackwood (bestial rites in Wales), Arthur Conan Doyle (Roman ghosts), John Buchan (haunted medieval house), Rose Macaulay (the death caves of the Emperor Tiberius), ·       Arthur Machen (prehistoric survival), Eleanor Scott (Viking possession), Margery Lawrence (Egyptian death rites), Alan Wace (Macedonian treasure), and Dorothy Quick (the tiles are possessed).

ISBN: 9781912766581


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