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Author Topic: AKHENATEN/TUTANKHAMUN  (Read 62106 times)
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« Reply #1095 on: March 22, 2009, 07:48:12 pm »

Mrs. Edgar first met Adamson in 1973 when he was lecturing as the last survivor of "the find of the century." They became close friends. To write this book she has had access to letters, family papers, Adamson's own account of his experiences, and the contents of his recently discovered battered old suitcase. -- George Bott, Keswick Reminder - U.K., April 25, 1997

For 75 years the discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun and subsequent events have been a topic of heated debate among Egyptologists and archaeologists. A Journey Between Souls is the true story of a soldier, Richard Adamson, who was present at the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, and who slept at and guarded the boy god/king's tomb for seven years. Elaine Edgar, the author of this remarkable story, is a British Egyptologist who for ten years was the friend and confidante of Richard Adamson. A Journey Between Souls is the result of the discovery of an aging suitcase in a dusty attic in Scotland, belonging to Richard Adamson. This simple suitcase turned out to be a veritable treasure chest containing a wealth of information relating to the tomb's discovery and its aftermath. A Journey Between Souls is one of those rare works of nonfiction that are as gripping as any novel. Easy to pick up and hard to put down, A Journey Between Souls is "must" reading for anyone who has ever seen the fabled treasure of the pharonic boy king, or heard tales of its discovery and the fates that befell men afterwards! -- Midwest Book Review

Interest in Richard Adamson's role in the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb has been reawakened by a new book by Elaine Edgar, who befriended Adamson during his latter years. As a young military policeman, he was sent to the Valley of the Kings to work for an archaeology team led by Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter. Mr. Adamson had been watching workmen uncovering some ancient huts when he noticed an unusual looking stone and reported it to Carter. It proved to be the first of a flight of steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb.

The temporary posting turned into a long-term assignment as Mr. Adamson stayed on to guard the tomb, ultimately as a civilian, until work finally came to an end in 1982.

He remained silent about his experiences until after the death of his wife Kate in 1967. After his wife's death, Adamson toured the country, giving lectures on the discovery of the tomb. --

Richard Bettsworth,

Portsmouth News -
U.K., Feb 24, 1997
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