Pharaoh: A Novel

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Pan Macmillan, Feb 25, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Jerusalem, 586 BC. The kingdom of Judah is on the verge of annihilation by the Babylonians. In the chaos, the prophet Jeremiah saves the sacred Ark of the Covenant and hides it in a cave. He returns terrified, having made a discovery that appears to have sent him mad.

The Middle East, early in the second millennium. Professor William Blake, renowned Egyptologist, has a surprising visit from representatives of an American mining corporation. They have discovered a strange Egyptian tomb, which risks exploding the powder keg of Middle Eastern geopolitics.

Blake finds himself facing the most mysterious case of his life. The tomb of the Pharaoh lies in the middle of the desert, miles from the Nile and the Valley of the Kings. As he starts to unravel the Pharaoh's story, a disturbing theory forms in Blake's mind as to the identity of this mysterious ruler - a theory that could destroy the balance of the modern world.

 

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"When I get tired I read Manfredi. Nice fiction with a lot of historical background. i read the book in a week on the way to and from work, during lunch and in other locations. I like it."

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THIS NOVEL SHOULD BE IN EVERY HOTEL ROOM AND TOURIST FACILITY IN THE NEGEV DESERT. IT IS AN ASTOUNDINGLY PROPHETIC BOOK AND I HOPE SOMEONE MAKES A FILM OF IT. I WISH THERE WERE TRANSLATIONS IN HEBREW AND ARABIC TOO.
MY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AUTHOR VALERIO MASSIMO MANFREDI

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Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has published ten works of fiction, including the 'Alexander' trilogy, which has been translated into 24 languages in 38 countries. His novel The Last Legion was released as a major motion picture. He has written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world and has written screenplays for cinema and television.

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