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At the path of the misplaced useless Sea Scrolls, archaeologist Daniel Knox stumbles upon a robbery in growth at an historical temple close to Alexandria. Then a senior Egyptian archaeologist is violently killed, and the finger of suspicion issues at Knox himself. so as to add to his mounting concerns, his associate Gaille Bonnard is abducted whereas displaying a tv staff round the ruins of Amarna. She manages to smuggle out a message, pleading with Knox to rescue her, yet he is locked in a police mobile on suspicion of homicide countless numbers of miles away. His in simple terms wish of clearing his identify and saving Gaille is to crack one of many maximum unsolved mysteries of the traditional world...before it truly is too past due.

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It used to be destroyed within the 16th century BC and left nearly deserted via to the 10th. ’ ‘Yes, but—’ ‘The early Bible is make-believe, Mister Stafford. It wasn’t even written until eventually after the Babylonian exile, circa BC; over 8 hundred years after the loss of life of Akhenaten. ’ ‘From documents that return a lot additional. ’ ‘According to whom? Do you could have any of those files? Or are you simply assuming their life? And in the event that they did exist, how may you clarify the entire anachronisms? Camels in Egypt one thousand years ahead of they have been truly brought. towns like Ramses and Sais that weren’t based for centuries after Akhenaten. A panorama of kingdoms that didn’t exist within the 13th century BC, but which maps nearly precisely onto the 7th and 6th. ’ ‘What concerning the parallels among the religions? ’ requested Stafford weakly. ‘You can’t deny these. ’ Fatima shook her head dismissively. ‘Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt was once the good nearby strength. Its armies occupied Canaan for centuries. Even after their career ended, they remained Canaan’s key buying and selling companion. Their practices and rituals have been fashionable and emulated simply as French and British practices are nonetheless noticeable in former colonies. As for his or her monotheism, have you ever thought of the chance that it might probably simply be a twist of fate? Monotheism isn’t advanced. It’s “my god’s higher than your god” taken to its logical severe. lengthy ahead of Akhenaten proclaimed the Aten the only real God, Egyptians had performed an identical for Atum. ’ ‘Yes, but—’ ‘And let’s evaluate the gods themselves. The Aten enjoys an particular courting with Akhenaten. The God of Moses makes His covenant with each Jew. The Aten is notional and pacific, an aesthete’s God. The God of Moses is vengeful, jealous and violent. Or take their construction myths. truly, you can’t. The Aten has no production fantasy; Genesis has . The God of Moses dwelt within the enclosed Holy of Holies; the Aten was once worshipped in wide-open areas. learn how Moses got the 10 Commandments: it couldn’t be clearer that his God is a volcano God. yet there aren't any volcanoes in Egypt or in Sinai. ’ She shook her head angrily. ‘Let me let you know anything. You declare that i've got my head within the sand simply because I assert there’s no connection among Akhenaten and Moses. yet you’re unsuitable. All I assert is that there’s no facts for the sort of connection. I’m an archaeologist, Mister Stafford. deliver me proof and I’ll gladly recommend your perspectives. till then …’ and she or he gave a dismissive little wave of her hand. Stafford’s jaw clenched tight as walnuts in his cheeks. ‘Then it kind of feels we’ll simply need to comply with disagree,’ he acknowledged. ‘Yes,’ agreed Fatima. ‘It does. ’ II Peterson knelt beside Omar Tawfiq at the a ways financial institution, tough diamonds of shattered glass shining light blue within the moonlight throughout. His head was once twisted again in a hideous and unnatural place, his lacerated face coated with either clean and congealing blood. Peterson used to be so certain he used to be useless that it gave him a jolt while he opened his mouth all of sudden and gasped in air.

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