The Scandal of the Century
The Mansoor Amarna Exposé
a new title by Christine Mansoor
Book Publishers since 1959
King Prajadhipok of Siam (wearing glasses),
M.A. Mansoor (to the King's right), Professor Chevrier (to the King's left),
and other dignitaries.
The Scandal of the Century - The Mansoor Amarna Exposé
is the factual story of The Mansoor
Amarna Collection. The controversy over this collection involves Egyptologists,
scientists, and museums from around the world.
Ms. Mansoor wrote this book to expose the unscholarly and tyrannical
control that a few scholars have on the art world and our perception of
the shape of past civilizations. The public should be made aware of their
influence, indicates the author, so that some protection is established
for our ancient heritage.
This exposé concerns a collection of 106 limestone sculptures
and fragments, dating from circa 1350 B.C., representing the beautiful
Queen Nefertiti, King Akhenaten, and their family.
The author's family has spent over forty years fighting to prove the
authenticity of their collection. The author points out that they wouldn't
have wasted their time and energy on that fight if they weren't absolutely
sure of the authenticity of their sculptures.
A former associate producer of a top network news feature TV show, the
author brings her considerable skills at investigative reporting, research
and writing to bear on this report.
The entire text is available on the Internet. See below.
- Chapter 1 M.A. Mansoor, the Antiquary
- Chapter 2 Acquisition of a Collection
of Amarna Sculpture Masterpieces
- Chapter 3 King Farouk Buys Amarna Sculptures
- Chapter 4 The Abbé Drioton Seeks
to Acquire the Remaining Sculptures of the Collection for the Cairo Museum
- Chapter 5 First Trip to the United
- Chapter 6 A Report Spelling Disaster
- Chapter 7 A Plan to Bring a Part of
the Tut-Ankh-Amon Treasures for Exhibit in the United States
- Chapter 8 The Report of Drs. Zaki Iskandar
and Zahira Mustafa
- Chapter 9 Disaster in Cairo
- Chapter 10 Years of Hard Work
- Chapter 11 A "Splendid Galaxy
of Expert Opinions"
- Chapter 12 A Flagrant Defiance and
Disregard of Justice
- Chapter 13 Scientific Reports Sent
- Chapter 14 Opinions of Three Egyptologists
- Chapter 15 The Opinion of Dr.
Harold J. Plenderleith
- Chapter 16 M. A. Mansoor: 1881 - 1968
- Chapter 17 "Je Cherche un Homme.
. . "
- Chapter 18 A Letter from Dr.
Bernard Von Bothmer
- Chapter 19 The Detroit Episode
- Chapter 20 The Los Angeles Episode
- Chapter 21 A Meeting with Dr. Jacques
- Chapter 22 Dr. Colonna Discovers the
- Chapter 23 Another European Trip
- Chapter 24 Other Events Between 1970
- Chapter 25 An Exhibition of El-Amarna
Sculptures and Reliefs of the M.A. Mansoor Collection
- Chapter 26 "Les Moutons de Panurge"
(The Blind Followers)
- Chapter 27 Three More Reports Authenticating
the Mansoor-Amarna Collection
- Chapter 28 Anatomy of an Absurd Article
- Chapter 29 An Egyptian Fairy Tale:
"A Clever Forger"
- Chapter 30 His Holiness, Pope John
Paul II, Receives Two of the Amarna Sculptures of the Mansoor Collection
as a Gift to the Vatican's Egyptian Museum
- Chapter 31 A Gift to the Louvre - "Je
Vous Remercie . . . Pour Cet Enrichissement des Collections Nationales"
- Chapter 32 A Proposed Gift to the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art
- Chapter 33 "In Defence
of the Mansoor-Amarna Collection" (Gianfranco Nolli - Andreina Leanza
Becker-Colonna, Rome, June 1986)
- Chapter 34 The Mansoor El-Amarna Exhibition
of Rome 1990
- Chapter 35 An Offer to Buy Back Two
Amarna Sculptures from the Denver Museum
- Chapter 36 A Baffled and Puzzled Egyptologist
- Chapter 37 The Complexity of Egyptian
- Chapter 38 The Third Exhibition of
the Mansoor El-Amarna Collection 1991
- Letter from Dr. Trapp
Letter from Dr. Richard Trapp, Professor of Classics, Emeritus,
San Francisco State University to Christine Mansoor upon receipt of the
- Letter from Judge Xanthos
Letter from The Honorable George Xanthos, Judge of the Superior
Court, State of California.
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The Scandal of the Century - The Mansoor Amarna
Copyright © 1995 by Christine Mansoor
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Library of Congress catalog Card #TXu 553-448