Ivor Noël Hume

 

On his book BELZONI: The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate

Cover Interview of December 26, 2011

Lastly

Belzoni was the first man to open the great temple at Abu Simbel and to discover the entrance to the second pyramid at Giza. It is my hope that as soon as the Arab Spring turns to peaceful summer my readers will be booking visits to the Nile—remembering, of course, that memorializing one’s presence with a knife or chisel provides an opportunity to experience the pyramid-like solitude of an Egyptian jail.