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The Tutankhamun Deception

by Gerald O'Farrell

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This is possibly the worst book I have ever read. While I appreciate a good conspiracy theory, there is a saying that the more outlandish the theory is, the more evidence it has to have to back it up. None is given in this, only the author's gut instincts and feeling.

The author feels Carnarvon's and Carter's deception, he feels that they must have found papyri that show that Tutenkhamun was Jesus and that Ahkenaten was Moses, and offers nothing to suggest why. Given that he also suggest that the deaths associated with the dig were due to the Secret Service bumping people off because these papyri showed how similar Tutenkhamun's story is to Jesus's, one wonders why archeologists investigating Zoroaster since his story too is very similar to Jesus's.

Linking the death of Freud into this garbled narrative is an other added flavour of bizarreness in a theory too garbled to be possible, in a book too badly written to be recommend to all but die-hard conspiracy nuts (and not even to them, I think they could write better) and generally, it's a terrible book. ( )
  redfiona | Apr 1, 2008 |
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The discovery and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb is one of the most famous archaeological finds in history. However, compelling evidence suggests that the story we know is a sham. This book claims that Howard Carter and Lord Caernarvon actually discovered the tomb several years before they told the world they did, looting it (even destroying some artifacts to make it seem as though tomb robbers from centuries before had been there) and then re-sealing it, leading the world's media back to the site to claim their place in history. This is the story of the skullduggery that went on in the Valley of the Kings between the wars, and how the mummy's curse, far from being something mystical, could well have been a systematic way of getting rid of those who were about to blow the cover on the secret of the find, and the secrets of the tomb.

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