The Curse of the Pharaoh's Tombs is the definitive book on Ancient Egyptian tomb curses, providing new information and data never before published whilst exploring the many incidents and deaths associated with tomb curses. The book puts the record straight on matters which have been wrongly recorded by others, such as the legend of Tutankhamun, as well as presenting new data never before published associated with matters such as the torment Howard Carter suffered before his death. It also contains exclusive information and interviews with the family members and archaeologists associated with the curses, including experts at the British Museum and Cairo Museum. Paul Harrison also covers the history of Egyptian tomb curses, why they were placed at the entrance to some tombs and not others, as well as the frightening reality of mummification after death in Ancient Egypt. Closer to home, the hundreds of deaths and haunted tube station (Museum) which are associated with the curse of Amen-Ra (housed in the British Museum) is covered along with the mysterious deaths and tragedy associated with Cleopatra's needle on the Embankment of the River Thames.
PAUL HARRISON is a full time writer, and author of 36 published books. The vast majority of his books cover the world of mysteries. A retired police officer, he uses investigative techniques to uncover new detail and facts to help rationalise myths and legends, and give them social perspective. Paul has travelled extensively researching tales and legends surrounding the Pharaoh's Curse, and spent a considerable time in Egypt committing to archaeological digs and research. His particular Egyptology interest being that of the 18th Dynasty. As an active member of the worlds explorer society, and the mystery and imagination group, he is a highly popular speaker at events and conferences, discussing the darker side of humanity and in particular, that of ancient Egypt. He has previously carried out expeditions to the Congo, in search of Mokele Mbembe, the world's last known dinosaur, and to the Amazon, in the footsteps of missing explorer Percy Harrison-Fawcett.