“Graham Phillips’s real contribution to what might be called the world of alternative ancient history is his connection of the natural disasters and phenomena described in Exodus with the eruption of Thera. . . . Plausibly argued.” (The Times Literary Supplement
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EGYPT / ANCIENT MYSTERIES
“Graham Phillips’s real contribution to what might be called the world of alternative ancient history is his connection of the natural disasters and phenomena described in Exodus with the eruption of Thera. . . . Plausibly argued.” --The Times Literary Supplement
In Atlantis and the Ten Plagues of Egypt
, Graham Phillips explores the excavation of a mysterious and ritually desecrated tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Tomb 55, which he contends holds the key to the true history of the destruction of Atlantis. Unlike other Egyptian tombs designed to keep intruders out, Tomb 55 was constructed to keep something imprisoned within, specifically the spirit of Sekhmet, the Egyptian goddess of destruction, who was believed to have incarnated in Smenkhkare, the older brother of Tutankhamun. It was Sekhmet who, under the reign of Amonhotep III, was attributed with causing the plagues of the Exodus. The forensic findings from Tomb 55 coupled with compelling new evidence from the polar ice caps provide sensational evidence that the parting of the Red Sea, the deaths of the first born, and the other plagues that afflicted Egypt were all actual historical events.
Core samples from the polar ice caps indicate that a gigantic volcanic eruption took place in the eastern Mediterranean around the time of Amonhotep’s reign. Other research suggests this to have been the time of the eruption that destroyed the Greek island of Thera, one of the likely locations of Atlantis, and that the subsequent cataclysm may explain the unusual lack of resistance to the new monotheistic religion installed by Amonhotep’s son, Akhenaten, when he took power several years later.
GRAHAM PHILLIPS has been investigating unsolved mysteries for twenty years. The author of The Marian Conspiracy
and The Moses Legacy
, he lives in England.