Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trigger for a dangerous new age. The Forbidden Glyphs

Hidden dangers
The Forbidden Glyphs: Egypt's Lost Library of secrets and technology. Trigger for a dangerous new age.

Imagine a cache of writings of unthinkable power.

Renegade Egyptologist Anson Hunter does. In fact he has a controversial theory that somewhere in Egypt lies the lost library of Thoth, guarded by his consort the goddess Seshat.

In legend, this library contained all the forbidden knowledge of ancient Egypt, both human and divine, including secrets of lost technology that built the pyramids.

Anson's theory throws him into conflict with international seekers who have dangerous agendas for the world.

To save a loved one, Anson Hunter must seek the forbidden glyphs in an ingenious lost sanctuary guarded by traps set by the calculating goddess Seshat.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Can world beliefs survive the Egyptian afterlife conspiracy? 'The God Dig' New Fiction.

Is there god, an afterlife?

Renegade Egyptologist Anson Hunter investigates the most dangerous secret of all in the sands of Egypt.

New - Amazon Kindle

Friday, September 27, 2013

ArchaEology, eniGmas, mYsteries, Puzzles, Treasures... EGYPT fiction

Enjoy riddles, wrapped in mysteries, inside the enigmas of ancient Egypt?






Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Flight of Egypt's gods after Christian Rome's pagan ban... but where were they hidden? Egypt adventure fiction

A quest to find the last gods of Egypt - and a dangerous secret

A rag-tag mob surges through the streets like a flood overwhelming a city.

As they run, they shout in anger, their faces burning like the torch flames in their hands. A bearded, white-robed figure, carrying a Gospel, runs at the head of the mob like an ancient warrior of light.

Now a twenty-first century man in a khaki suit steps into the edge of the screen as if stepping into history and he speaks to the camera in a murmur like a presenter in a wildlife documentary, a sardonic gleam in his eye.

“This is an Alexandrian mob in Egypt. But it’s not revolutionary Egypt in the twenty-first century. No, this is Roman Egypt in the year 291 of the Common Era and the Roman Emperor Theodosius has just passed decrees overturning pagan worship in the Empire. The instigator of this mass frenzy?” He points. “That figure over there at the head of a mob of Christian zealots and mad monks. He is the Roman-appointed Bishop Theophilus, today known as the patron saint of arsonists.”

The speaker is Stephen Croxley, a celebrated English atheist and iconoclast, delivering his on-the-spot-narration to the camera.

“The mob rushes through the south-west quarter of the city on its way to the Egyptian quarter and the temple of Serapis, a deity combined with Osiris, god of the afterlife, and Apis the bull. The temple was built by Ptolemy III and is one of the largest and most beautiful in the ancient world. Swept along by religious zeal, the mob lays violent siege to the temple, smashing walls, idols, statues and treasures, and they burn the structure to its foundations. More importantly, as far as the bishop is concerned, they burn down the library that adjoins it, a daughter library of the Great Library of Alexandria. It contains fifty thousand rolls of papyrus and parchment – heretical knowledge of the ancient world that in the bishop’s mind stands in the way of acceptance of the Bible…” The narrator pauses for effect. “Tragically, knowledge and enlightenment in this city of Alexandria, the so-called birthplace of the modern mind, is going up in flames…

"Soon after,” the narrator continues, “another Alexandrian 
mob like this one will rise and lay hands on a different repository of knowledge, this time in the form of the beautiful Greek luminary Hyaptia, the female mathematician and astronomer. Led by the Christian bishop Cyril, they will kill Hypatia, using oyster shells to scrape off her skin and flesh, after which they will burn her along with her books. Cyril will be made a saint for that.” The narrator raises an eyebrow. “The Dark Ages are under way…”

(Excerpt from 'The God Dig' - an Anson Hunter novel)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Opening sentences 'THE GOD DIG' New Egypt adventure (Kindle edition)

Opening - The GOD DIG The Egyptian afterlife Conspiracy (NEW)

Latest in the ancient Egypt archaeology adventure series - 'The GOD DIG - The Egyptian afterlife conspiracy'

The God Dig. New. Controversial. Out on Kindle

Read this controversial novel of adventure and archaeology and decide… was ancient Egypt the root of religion and belief in the afterlife?
When a friend and radical theorist is murdered, independent Egyptologist Anson Hunter is torn between wanting to discover the truth and dreading the answers.
Was his friend right about a conspiracy to suppress an ancient secret and is the explosive evidence hidden somewhere in Egypt?
Anson faces a convergence of hostile elements - emissaries of the three book-based religions, antiquity thieves, radical Islamists and former government officials as well as New World Order conspirators.
A secret archaeology investigation in Egypt. A suppressed ancient secret that threatens the world’s stability and belief systems.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fiction's Egyptologist relishes the puzzle of ancient Egypt

 The ancient Egyptians loved puns, puzzles wordplay and crosswords.

“How did you people come by this note?” Anson said to the Homeland Security man Bloem.
“That doesn’t matter.”
“Did you spot the code in here?”
Bloem and Gemma exchanged looks.
Anson took out a pen.
“The ancient Egyptians enjoyed puns, wordplay and crosswords. In fact, there’s a fiendishly clever and witty stela composed in honour of the goddess Mut, housed in the British Museum. You can read it in three different directions, across, down and around the outside edges.”
Anson used his pen to circle several letters in the text. “This one involves an acrostic. The Egyptians considered such wordplays to be powerful tools, which suggests that its author was aware of the sacred practices of the ancients and wanted to do things in a ritually significant manner.” He held up the piece of paper.
(H)istory will soon be made. (A) new dawn for Humankind approaches. (T)he beginning of the end for today’s world order is at hand as a force of hidden power will emerge and precipitate the fall. (H)ear this prophetic warning to all the nations. (On) this day, the roots of the old ideology will wither and die and a new order of the ages will commence. (R)ise to a new illumination.
A hidden word - a name - made up from the first letter of each of the sentences jumped out.
“The goddess Hathor. Of Hathor-Sekhmet fame.”
“That’s quick,” the academic, Melinda, said, respect in her eyes.
“You don’t disappoint,” the English girl said.
Bloem’s tone was dismissive.
“Our people figured that out.”
Melinda gave a smile.
“Yes, but it took them considerably longer.”
“Now you see why we need your help,” Gemma said.

Excerpt from the Anson Hunter investigative archaeology series. See on Amazon Kindle

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Sadly, today's attacks on ancient Egypt's antiquities are nothing new

An early attempt to hack out the goddess Hathor from a scene in the tomb of Thutmosis III, Valley of the Kings

“I often wish I could put all of Egypt back, restore every flake of missing pigment in every painted Egyptian face in every fresco in every tomb and every temple relief, to bring back to the touch and the eye all the seductive allure of this civilization. I couldn’t imagine living in a world without Egypt. In fact, there are times when I can hardly live in today’s world, knowing what little of Egypt remains. It seems as vital to me as rainforests to the earth and the prospect of its vanishing forever is more scary than the destruction of trees. Something great and deeply thrilling happened here once.”

I share the sentiments of fiction's independent Egyptologist Anson Hunter (The Smiting Texts)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A different view of ancient Egypt in adventure fiction

"Unique perspective"... in a range of ancient Egyptian archaeology adventures

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