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PYRAMID: the sarcophagus of Menkaure and the wreck of the Beatrice

 The sarcophagus inside the Pyramid of Menkaure, from Colonel Howard Vyse's  Operations carried out at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837 .

The sarcophagus inside the Pyramid of Menkaure, from Colonel Howard Vyse's Operations carried out at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837.

One of the greatest real-life mysteries to feature in my novel Pyramid is the whereabouts of the ancient Egyptian sarcophagus of Menkaure, lost in a shipwreck in the 19th century as it was being transported to England. In both Pyramid and my previous novel Pharaoh, Jack Howard and his team dive deep into the Mediterranean in the search for the wreck and its treasures.

You can read about the facts behind the fiction - what is really known of the sarcophagus and the wreck - by clicking on the image of the ship below, as well as a small excerpt from Jack's dive here.