By David Gibbins
Perfect for fanatics of Clive Cussler and Dan Brown, Pyramid is an exhilarating new experience starring fearless marine archaeologist Jack Howard, in a heart-stopping quest to discover an historical Egyptian secret—and take advantage of extraordinary discovery of our time.
every person KNEW the tale OF historical EGYPT.
until eventually NOW.
For millions of years, Egypt was once a wealthy, inventive civilization. Then it turned a fertile searching flooring for archaeologists and explorers. Now the streets of Cairo teem with violence as a political awakening shakes the sector. within the face of overwhelming risk, Jack Howard and his staff of marine archaeologists have collected items of an attractive puzzle. yet placing it jointly might cost them their lives.
Howard has attached a secret hidden inside of a superb pyramid to a fossilized discovery within the crimson Sea and a 110-year-old handwritten file of a guy who claims to have escaped a labyrinth underneath Cairo. For that his group is stalked via a brutal extremist association that would ruin any treasure they find.
As humans struggle and die for his or her rights aboveground, Jack fights for a discovery that would shed an extraordinary new mild at the maximum tale ever instructed: Moses’s exodus from Egypt and the real beginnings of a brand new bankruptcy in human history.
compliment for the novels of David Gibbins
“What do you get in the event you move Indiana Jones with Dan Brown? solution: David Gibbins.”—Daily Mirror (U.K.), on Atlantis
“An intriguing mixture of truth and fiction, with colours of Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones.”—York Evening Press, on Crusader Gold
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Mein Gott. Costas, we’ll make an archaeologist of you but. ” “No probability of that, my buddy. no longer so long as you men have robot gear you don’t know the way to mend. So is that this a royal burial? ” Hiebermeyer shook his head. “Not within the Faiyum oasis. They’re often officers, although a few of them are beautiful excessive score. This one’s a military officer, a formerly unknown chariot basic by means of the identify of Mehmnet-Ptah. really, it wasn’t the mother casing that received me so excited, however the wall portray. That’s fairly what i wished you to determine. ” He clicked the mouse back, altering the picture to a close-up of 1 of the partitions exhibiting flaking coloured plaster. “What do you are making of that? ” Costas leaned over his shoulder and peered heavily, after which straightened up. “Men in skirts. the standard Egyptian factor. ” Hiebermeyer snorted impatiently. “You suggest Egyptian infantry, marching to the fitting and wearing spears. Now, if I scroll the picture alongside, you'll find chariots, like the ones you’ve present in the Gulf of Suez, with the charioteers protecting bows. And now here’s one other workforce of charioteers, higher than the 1st and extra elaborately attired. ” He paused, taking a look up. “Any innovations? ” Jack stared. The charioteers have been additionally skirted yet donning sandals, a few type of cuirass, and exact segmented helmets, they usually have been wearing brief thrusting swords with bows slung over their shoulders. Above them have been a pale hieroglyphic cartouche and the emblem of a bull’s horns. Jack felt a hurry of pleasure. “Mercenaries,” he exclaimed. “But no longer any outdated mercenaries. those are Aegean mercenaries. these are bone and tusk helmets just like the ones came upon at Mycenae, and the swords are an identical style we stumbled on at the Minoan shipwreck we have been excavating in the event you and Aysha chanced on the Atlantis papyrus. ” “Perfect,” Hiebermeyer stated. “And they’re thoroughly in step with an eighteenth-dynasty date. ahead of then we’d count on to determine Nubian mercenaries, huge dark-skinned males from the wilderness. yet by means of the eighteenth dynasty they’d develop into too built-in inside of Egyptian society. Mercenaries need to be outsiders without vested curiosity within the politics, in it just for the loot and the conflict. examine the Varangian bodyguard of the Byzantine emperor in Constantinople. They have been Vikings from Scandinavia who guarded the emperors over a interval of a number of centuries, yet they weren’t born and bred in Constantinople. New recruits lower back to Scandinavia as soon as they’d complete their provider and made their fortunes. i think that an analogous occurred in Egypt in the course of the eighteenth dynasty with the ocean peoples from the north. ” “Mycenaeans? ” Costas provided. “That’s what chances are you'll imagine. we all know that through the fourteenth century BC the Mycenaeans from mainland Greece had taken over the island of Crete. we predict of the Mycenaeans as a warrior society, for you to think that Aegean mercenaries of this date will be Mycenaean. however the fact is extra attention-grabbing. way more attention-grabbing. actually, it revolutionizes our photograph of this era. For a commence, the notice in that hieroglyphic cartouche, Hau-nebut, doesn’t in particular denote Mycenaeans, yet it’s an outdated Egyptian time period for Aegean peoples used from the time whilst the Minoan civilization of Crete ruled the Aegean.