100th Anniversary of Tutankhamun's Tomb Discovery Commemorated in Novel

Historical Mystery Novel about 1922 Explores Ethics of Archaeology and a Family's Legacy
By: Megan Easley-Walsh: Author and Writing Consultant
 
DUBLIN - Nov. 16, 2022 - PRLog -- This November marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by British archaeologist Howard Carter. In its wake, "Egyptomania" swept the world. Everything from Kohl black eyeliner, inspired by mummies, to cinemas built in Egyptian styles fed into this desire for the Egyptian aesthetic. Subsequent decades saw the rise of mummy-inspired movies and books. Millions of visitors have seen artefacts from ancient Egypt for themselves in galleries, museums, and exhibits. For a century, art lovers, cultural connoisseurs, and Egyptian enthusiasts have been delighted.

Today, ethical considerations are reevaluating where artistic and archaeological treasures should be held. A growing popularity of returning artefacts to their origin country is a reality faced by the world of antiquities. Additionally, the presence of the Egyptian workers and the roles that they had in uncovering the treasures, not only the western financial backers, are coming into focus. Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon are the names attached to finding Tutankhamun's tomb, but they were not the sole men responsible for bringing Tutankhamun and the abundance of treasures, including much gold, to the world.

Against the exciting backdrop of 1922, the novel Where Fortune Leads takes place. A family's archaeological legacy hangs in the balance, when it comes under threat. When Charles Treacher, archaeologist, presents his brother Arthur, a photographer, with the gift of a fortune cookie for his birthday, a course of action is set into motion that neither could have predicted. Questions about the past and ethical concerns arise as the family's legacy risks crumbling like the desert sands. Where Fortune Leads is the tenth historical novel from the author Megan Easley-Walsh. It is available in ebook (ASIN B07RWDGVS1) paperback (ISBN  978-0368798139) and hardcover (ISBN  978-0368798146) Megan Easley-Walsh is a professional member of the Irish Writers Centre, a member of the Historical Novel Society, and she was short-listed for the Hammond House International Literary Prize in Poetry for 2021. Where Fortune Leads is available to readers around the world. Visit https://meganeasleywalsh.com for full information on all books.

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