Despite earlier promises to pass his crown to one of his Flemish, Viking, or Norman relatives, English King Edward the Confessor dies in 1066, leaving his crown to Anglo-Saxon Harold Godwinson, causing a bloody succession war.
English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present, as such and/or as symbol for a cause. So the team ... See full summary »
The fascinating story of a brave young scientist from 11th century Arabia. Ibn Al-Haytham embarks upon a quest to uncover ancient mysteries that would change our world forever. A journey of science from darkness into light.
During a gala museum event featuring precious Vatican artifacts, a group of men posing as Templar knights stage a daring robbery. Their primary interest is in obtaining a mechanical decoding device that can supposedly decipher the location of the Templar treasure. Archaeologist Tess Chaykin reluctantly works with FBI Agent Sean Daley to uncover the mastermind behind the plot and possibly locate the treasure. Written by
After dumping Daley in the desert, Vance and Tess drive off in red pick up, yet as they enter the town, the shot out of the front wind screen clearly shows the green bonnet of the Land Rover, the interior shot then shows them back in the Red pick up before another front shot, this time clearly showing the bonnet, and dash board of the Land Rover once again. See more »
I read this novel less than a year ago and thought that the writing was on par with the DaVinci code by Dan Brown. I was very disappointed with the TV adaptation of this novel and felt that there was a lack of the menace that was portrayed in the book. I also felt that the kitschy score really was part of the problem. It didn't have the feel of a major conspiracy that the author of the novel had done a very good job of conveying. Raymond Khoury has to be disappointed with this film. Not to mention the waste of the talent in it.
Overall, the writing was stiff, the action was condensed and not well explained. The level of intrigue surrounding the Church's involvement really made it seem that the writers were afraid of offending anyone in the catholic church, or anyone who is catholic. Unfortunately the premise of what the book was about centers on a religious cover up much like the DaVinci code did.
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