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True raiders : the untold story of the 1909 expedition to find the legendary Ark of the Covenant / Brad Ricca.

Ricca, Brad, (author.).



"True Raiders is The Lost City of Z meets The Da Vinci Code, from critically acclaimed author Brad Ricca. This book tells the untold true story of Monty Parker, a British rogue nobleman who, after being dared to do so by Ava Astor, the so-called "most beautiful woman in the world," headed a secret 1909 expedition to find the fabled Ark of the Covenant. This amazing tale not only inspired the blockbuster film Raiders of the Lost Ark but stands on its own as an incredible story of adventure and mystery, though it has been almost completely forgotten today. In 1908, Monty is approached by a strange Finnish scholar named Valter Juvelius who claims to have discovered a secret code in the Bible that reveals the location of the Ark. Monty assembles a ragtag group of blueblood adventurers, a renowned psychic, and a Franciscan father, to engage in a secret excavation just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. Using recently uncovered records from the original expedition and several newly translated sources, True Raider is the first retelling of this group's adventures- in the space between fact and faith, science and romance"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781250273604
  • ISBN: 1250273609
  • Physical Description: xii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2021.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The key -- The cipher -- Underground -- The king in copper -- Raiders -- A black star -- Epilogue.
Subject: Parker Expedition (1909-1911) > History.
Morley, Montagu Parker, Earl of, 1878-1962.
ʻIr Daṿid (Jerusalem) > Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) > Jerusalem.
Jerusalem > Antiquities.
Ark of the Covenant.
Ark of the Covenant.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Middle East > Jerusalem.
Middle East > Jerusalem > ʻIr Daṿid.
Genre: History.

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