” The Kings Shadow: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Deadly Quest for the Lost City of Alexandria ” in the United States
by Edmund Richardson
‘This is a jewel of a book’ – SUNDAY TIMES
‘One of the great stories of archaeology, exploration and espionage‘ – William Dalrymple
‘Immensely enjoyable’ – BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE
For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a meeting point of East and West. Then it vanished. In 1833 it was discovered in Afghanistan by the unlikeliest person imaginable: Charles Masson, an ordinary working-class boy from London turned deserter, pilgrim, doctor, archaeologist and highly respected scholar.
Interview with the Author