Both the sophisticated armchair traveler and on-site explorer will find in Oxford Archaeological Guides the definitive references to the main archaeological sites of regions and countries around the globe. Written by eminent archaeologists and historians, often experienced tour guides themselves, this major new series of handbooks offers world-wide coverage of sites—from the mosques, synagogues, and churches of the Holy Land to the cairns, forts, and standing stones of Scotland. An innovative approach combines historical background with practical on-site information, including travel advice, museum tips, and glossaries. Entries examine the topography of a site, as well as place it in an historical context, thereby illuminating the culture whose remains the traveler encounters. Extensively illustrated with diagrams, plans, maps, and photographs that further elucidate the sites, Oxford Archaeological Guides bring ancient civilizations to life.