If you are like me, you'll agree there's nothing more exciting than an Egyptian adventure. Indeed, book 2 in my Alexander Webb series (Webb of Relics) couples a present day thriller with the enigmatic life and times of Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Tutankhamun. As I write this, archaeologists are once again actively exploring the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Read on...
It all started with a crazy idea in the mind of Dr Nicholas Reeves, a Brit lecturing at the University of Arizona. As I understand it, his revelation came about as a result of examining laser scans created by Spanish artistic and preservation specialists "Factum Arte", part of Dr Kent Weeks' Theban Mapping Project initiative to produce 3D computer models of all the tombs in the valley. To Reeves' eyes, the detailed scans of Tutankhamun's tomb displayed some anomalies, linear depressions in the plaster that could possibly indicate a continuation of this small and rather unimpressive tomb (compared to every other tomb in the valley). Could it be that the tomb wasn't originally excavated for Tutankhamun, but rather he just happened to be buried near the entrance of a royal relative as a result of his untimely death?
After gaining the required permissions, Reeves tested his hypothesis on the 5th and 6th of November 2015 by employing Infra-red thermography, a non-destructive photographic process that is capable of observing changes in temperature on the tomb walls. The results revealed "Shadows" representative of a colder continuing corridor. Speculation is now rising as to who could be buried there and what can be done to explore further.
For a little personal entertainment I set myself a challenge; to see if I could post a witty or profound one-liner every day for a whole year (2015). Looking back on the daily entries, many of them still manage to make me chuckle. A special thank you to those of you who helped by sending your suggestions and to those of you who sent messages of encouragement. If you missed any have a peak under the Giggles tab above, I'm sure you will find some of them will bring a smile to your face.
Have you ever wondered, when you pick up a book, "Where does this one fit into the series?"
I have certainly. To answer this basic issue I've created a simple logo so that any reader can see at a glance the order in which the books were created. The Alexander Webb series doesn't necessarily have to be read in order to enjoy them, however on occasion they do refer back to previous events, and as the series develops, so do the characters. Look for the graphic on the title page (inside the jacket or after the e book cover) and all will become clear!
Love "Action / Adventures" set in exotic locations? Feel the need for pure escapism in a pulse pounding thriller? Click the Webb of Thieves tab above to read more.
Think "National Treasure" meets 'Knight and Day'. An artefact buried in an ancient Egyptian tomb has the power to end all life on earth. It is also a ransom. If Webb fails to find it, abducted young inventor Lewis Harrison will die, if he succeeds, we all could.
Read the first few chapters under the tab above.
Theodore Webb's chance discovery on the bank of a British river not only has the potential to change religious history forever, but it could also save the lives of his wife and daughter.