Synopses & Reviews
Focussing its startling argument on lost papyrus documents found in the tomb, Tutankhamun questions the historical wisdom and biblical evidence of the Exodus, investigating the issues of land ownership and occupation which are still so typical in the Middle East today. In 1924, Howard Carter - the discoverer of the tomb - threatened to reveal the contents of the papyri discovered therein, but was dissuaded. An earlier attempt to use the documents for personal gain may have involved the Earl of Carnarvon - Carter's aristocratic patron - who died under mysterious circumstances in 1923. This account reveals the events surrounding his death, as well as the fate of the missing papyri, the origins of Zionist aspirations in Palestine and the origin of the infamous curse of Tutankhamun. The papyri are thought to contain a version of the Exodus story completely at odds with that of the Bible. They allege that those seen as Israelites under the command of Moses were in fact made up of a band of expelled priests: followers of the herectic king Akhenaten's fallen monotheistic religion and a large group of mixed Asiatic peoples. This is the most comprehensive overview and investigation into this alluring archaeological mystery.
Everyone knows about the troubles which beset the remarkable find of the tomb of Tutankhamun. But less well known is the discovery of papyri relating to the Biblical story of the Exodus which questioned Israel's rights in Palestine and could have had a catastrophic influence on world events.
The tomb of Tutankhamun was undoubtedly the greatest archaeological discovery of all time. What is not so well known is that among the wonderful treasures were rumored to be papyri that held the "true account" of the biblical Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. At a time when Arab hostility was erupting over Britain's support for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, archaeologist Howard Carter's threat to make the contents of the papyri known to the world could have caused chaos across the Middle East. The book is the outcome of extensive research undertaken by two authors determined to get to the truth of what has become Egypt's and archaeology's most baffling mystery. This comprehensive and detailed account of the events surrounding the discovery of the tomb also delves into the relationship between the age of Tutankhamun and the origins of Israel. The conclusions are startling.
About the Author
Andrew Collins is the author of From the Ashes of Angels, Gateway to Atlantis, and Gods of Eden, and the organizer of the Questing Conference, Britain's largest annual conference on alternative history. Chris Ogilvie-Herald is former editor of Quest for Knowledge magazine and the coauthor of Giza: The Truth.