The Heritage picture books continues with a new title dedicated now to Tartessos, the mythical kingdom of great mineral wealth. Tartessian aesthetic has been synthesized from stone stelae from the late Bronze Age.
An old Greek sailor, very talkative, tells how rich he used to be. He proclaims being the first Greek to discover Tartessos, the kingdom of gold and silver. His Majesty Argantonio treated them like kings to break the monopoly exerted by Phoenicia on their trade. For the Phoenicians, Tartessos was a state secret.
In exchange for their goods, Argantonio provided the merchant with great riches, hoping to open a new trade route with another Mediterranean power. But how to avoid the Phoenician domination of the seas and not lose everything? Cunning was one of Argantonio’s talents, as you’ll see if you read this book.