Author Restores Face of Sphinx for New Sci-Fi Thriller, "THE LOST PHARAOH."

Author Allen Pollens needed a Sphinx image as it appeared before the extensive damage to the face. Pollens wanted to use it in new sci-fi book "THE LOST PHARAOH - Sobek II." His restoration resulted in an image with an unexpected mysterious visage.
By: Pollens Books
Split Before-After Face of Sphinx Restoration
Split Before-After Face of Sphinx Restoration
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Sept. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- Pollens started with photos of the spoiled face of the Sphinx.  He examined them for hints of what was originally there.   The face's symmetry was helpful.  A portion of lip on one side could be copied, reversed and added to the other side.  Pollens proceeded in this painstaking manner to rebuild a reasonable recreation of the Sphinx.  How accurate is it?  There's no way to know for sure, but Pollens feels good about the outcome.  A black and white image is included in Chapter 39 of the book.  However, for a limited time, Pollens is offering a free full color version of the restored Sphinx to proven buyers of "The Lost Pharaoh." All versions are eligible ... paperback, Kindle or other eBook.  Images will be supplied printed on quality 8.5" x 11" photographic stock.

A visit to Philadelphia Art Museum's Tutankhamenexhibit changes everything for Dr. Alberto Rodriguez.  A professor of archeology at Jess Hawkins University, he is familiar with Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of Tut's tomb.  His own excavation efforts in New Mexico and Arizona were worthy endeavors but trivial when compared to Carter's successes.  Alberto tells himself that emulating Carter and trying to make an equally significant discovery is foolish.  He stifles the obsession, but it surfaces once again when Alberto comes upon rumors of another lost Pharaoh in Egypt.  Alberto throws caution to the wind as he draws his closest friends into an secret escapade that satisfies his ambition.  When ancient Egypt beckons, he has to respond.

"The Lost Pharaoh - Sobek II" exceeds 80,000 words, runs more than 400 pages and has more than 80 illustrations.  Buy it at in paperback, $15.99, or for Kindle, $6.99.

This is author Allen Pollens’ Sixth science fiction-fantasy offering in two years and one of nine books he has published.  Pollens other sci-fi-fantasy offerings include:  "ALTERNATIVE LIVES - To Sleep, Perchance to Dream ... Another Life," "CONJUROR - Living the Tale," "CREATOR - Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Epic, Earth’s Human Behavior Confronted," "CREATOR II -Human Behavior Explored" and “SUPERHERO –Chronicles of Blue Knight Adventures.”

Retired from software/hardware design, and high tech sales and marketing careers, Pollens told stories his whole life.  The stories he wrote for his grandchildren became the basis for "BOFFO BUTTERPHANT - Small Creature Adventures,"  “STARFISH CHRONICLES – Undersea Adventures with Sammy Starfish.”  He also turned the daily journal he kept on his European vacation into “Al’s London and Dublin Holiday,” published in full color, with ninety photos.

For more about “The Lost Pharaoh” and Al’s other books, contact Allen Pollens at 503-407-2850 (cell) or via email at  Also visit website
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