Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Nonfiction Review: The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis’s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings by John M. Adams. St. Martin’s, $26.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-02669-9

New book about a Luxor hero. 

Nonfiction Review: The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis’s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings by John M. Adams. St. Martin’s, $26.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-02669-9: Egyptologist Adams offers a rounded biography of a grave robber cum archaeologist whose achievements have been buried by time. Theodore Davis’s work, though overshadowed by later excavations, was revolutionary in its methodical thoroughness, and Adams is similarly scientific in his factual resurrection of Davis’s life, presented here in two alternating timelines:

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