Book cover of Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City by Edmund Richardson” 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

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The quest to find Alexander’s lost city
5/15/21        39 min

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Edmund Richardson, “Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City Beneath the Mountains” (Bloomsbury, 2021)
9/9/21         39 min

Hidden Histories 
Edmund Richardson on Charles Masson and Discovering the Lost Cities of Alexander the Great
11/27/20         31 min

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