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Tales of Ancient Worlds

Adventures in Archaeology

What links shipwrecks, Egyptian treasure, and fossilized Viking poo? They’re all things that have been discovered by archaeologists!

Pick up your shovel and Indiana Jones hat and dive into the world of archaeology in this non-fiction kids’ book by YouTuber Stefan Milosavljevich. Alongside beautiful illustrations by Sam Caldwell you’ll find incredible tales from history, including:

  • The ancient Egyptian city found at the bottom of the ocean
  • The terracotta army that hid underground for 2,000 years
  • The mysterious Ice Age temple made from mammoth bones

Along the way you’ll also find out if you have what it takes to be an archaeologist, unearth (literally) groundbreaking scientific techniques, and meet the pioneering women and men who have brought the past back to life.

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Author & Illustrator

Stefan Milosavljevich has been obsessed with history ever since he was young. After studying archaeology at Sheffield University, he spent a few years teaching English to children across Europe. These days he makes videos about archaeology on his YouTube channel Stefan Milo. Stefan’s aim is to bring the past to life and inspire a fascination in humanity’s incredible journey. His videos have been watched more than 6.5 million times. 

Sam Caldwell is an illustrator based in Glasgow, UK. He grew up in the north of England and studied painting at the Edinburgh College of Art. Sam loves creating characters and makes images which tell stories, often using natural textures and earthy colours. Sam has illustrated a number of children’s books including Weird, Wild, Amazing! by Tim Flannery, which won the Wilderness Society’s 2020 Environment Award for Children’s Literature.