‘The Amber Room’ – Part 2 – Sample Chapter from ‘Ancient Treasures’

Posted on October 31st, 2015

Read Part Two of the strange story of the Amber Room here

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Posted on October 27th, 2015

You can now follow me on Twitter

‘The Amber Room’ – Sample Chapter from ‘Ancient Treasures’

Posted on August 29th, 2015

Read the first part of the strange story of the Amber Room here

My new book Ancient Treasures – out now

Posted on August 1st, 2013

Contract signed – Ancient Treasure

Posted on March 20th, 2012

I have just signed the contract for my new book to be titled Ancient Treasure.

Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artefacts? Indeed the stories behind certain treasures, especially those looted from their archaeological context, read like a cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond. Such a case is Sevso Treasure, a hoard of 14 large silver vessels from the late Roman Empire, estimated to be worth $200 million on today’s market. Looted from an unknown Roman palace in the 1970s the story of these ‘cursed’ pieces as some researchers have called them, involves at least one possible murder, shady consortiums, allegations of forgery, and back market double-dealing. Or the celebrated Amber Room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, stolen by the Nazis in 1941 from the Palace of Tsarskoye Selo, near Saint Petersburg, and brought to the castle at Königsberg (modernKaliningradin Russia) from where it disappeared, though rumours persist that it still survives today as a part of the Nazi loot known as the Štěchovice Treasure. This book is about such ancient treasures and the astonishing stories behind them.

History Channel Documentary

Posted on December 8th, 2011

In March of this year I did a 2-hour interview at the Rotunda, Birmingham (UK) for a History Channel documentary about the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. The show is called CIVILIZATION LOST and will air on the History Channel’s new network H2 this Sunday December 11 at 9pm in the US, after which it will be available on DVD. Should be interesting.

Legends of the Rollright Stones

Posted on October 10th, 2011

The Whispering Knights at Rollright

The prehistoric group of monuments known as the Rollright Stones possess their own unique atmosphere, and have attracted a wealth of supernatural folklore over the centuries involving witches, fairies, invading ‘Danes’, and the famous prophetess Mother Shipton. Read more >>

Joseph of Arimathea – a Glastonbury Legend

Posted on September 29th, 2011

Is there any truth behind the legend that Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Thorn, and even the Holy Grail, from the Holy Land to Glastonbury? Read more >>

The Crystal Skull of Doom

Posted on June 14th, 2011

‘Crystal skulls’ are enigmatic and controversial objects. Believed by some to be ancient artifacts with extraordinary magical and healing properties, and dismissed by others as relatively modern forgeries, there is no agreement about their origins. Read more >>

New Author Facebook Page

Posted on May 24th, 2011

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I have just started a new Facebook author page. ‘Like’ the page and get access to updates about my books and articles, photos, archaeology news and more. You can also access my Facebook author page from the link in the right margin of this page. Thanks in advance for your support!

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