January 2011

In Praise of Tomb Robbers

  • Posted on: 18 January 2011
  • By: mprythero
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Robbing tombs in dynastic Egypt was a perilous occupation. Silence needed to be bought from high officials and fellow villagers. Access had to be secured. Breaking into tombs was hard work. Disaster could befall the robbers at any time. The punishment, if caught, was torture and death for robbers and often their families. But balanced against disaster was the promise of unimaginable wealth.

Todd Swanson
Speaker Bio: 
Todd Swanson is President and CEO of Sphinx, LLC, a small international consulting firm based in Colorado. Todd has over a decade's experience managing experience managing humanitarian relief work in South East Asia and Eastern Europe. Todd has traveled to over seventy countries and utilizes part of his time overseas to investigate classical and archaic civilizations. He presents at international, national and regional engagements and is the author of several articles.