Journey through 30,000 years of human history and explore the wonders of the ancient world. Readers can probe the mysteries of the pyramids of ancient Egypt for themselves. Pictures and words combine to show how one small city became the heart of the mighty Roman Empire. Find out how the Aztecs treated rattlesnake bites and tarantula stings, and learn the secrets of the Japanese martial arts. The comprehensive yet lively information is accessible on many levels � perfect for home study, school projects, or just for fun.