Graham Phillips (Author/Investigative Journalist)
(Author, Merlin & the Discovery of Avalon in the New World), (Alexander the Great: Murder at Babylon),
(The Templars & the Ark of the Covenant),
(Atlantis & the Ten Plagues of Egypt)
5.16 – Magic of the Gods (10.21.13)
5.19 – Emperors, Kings, & Pharaohs (11.8.13)
6.2 – Aliens & the Lost Ark (12.6.13)
6.4 – Aliens & Stargates (1.24.14)
6.9 – The Shamans (2.28.14)
6.10 – Aliens & Insects (3.7.14)
6.19 – Alien Encounters (8.15.14)
6.20 – Aliens & Superheroes (8.22.14)
Author Graham Phillips has been described as an historical detective, a modern-day adventurer, and a real-life Indiana Jones. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, Graham’s findings are always original and thought provoking, and his books make an exciting read.
“Graham Phillips has always been noted for his meticulous historical research, depth of vision and ability to follow the threads of a mystery throughout history.” New Dawn
Graham Phillips has been one of Britain’s bestselling non-fiction authors for over thirty. In the 1980s, after working as a radio journalist and broadcaster for the BBC and editing a popular monthly magazine, Graham turned his talents to investigating unsolved historical mysteries. He has since written sixteen books that are in print around the world and have been published in many different languages.
His first books were co-authored with Martin Keatman and from the start the authors adopted a unique and adventurous approach to their research. In the 1990s Graham and Martin searched for the truth behind the timeless legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood. In 1992 King Arthur – The True Story became a bestseller when the authors uncovered dramatic proof of Arthur’s historical existence, and three years later their discovery of an ancient burial site that may have been King Arthur’s tomb was filmed live for national television. Graham and Martin’s Robin Hood – The Man Behind the Myth, published in 1995, not only showed that the Sherwood outlaw was an historical figure; it also revealed a true story that was in every way as spellbinding as the romantic myth. Graham and Martin’s last book together, The Shakespeare Conspiracy, created academic upheaval and spawned an international controversy by uncovering sensational evidence to show that William Shakespeare had not only been a playwright, he also worked as a government spy.
Graham Phillips has never been afraid of controversy. In 1995 he made headlines around the world, and created a storm in the Vatican that even involved the Pope himself, when he discovered a lost artifact that may have been the original Holy Grail. His first solo book, The Search for the Grail, told the fascinating story of this modern-day Grail quest.
In the late 90s Graham turned his attention to biblical mysteries. In 1998 his international bestseller, Act of God, revealed startling new evidence that the plagues of the Exodus and the parting of the Red Sea were real historical events – the result of the largest volcanic eruption in the history of civilization. In 2000 The Marian Conspiracy told of Graham’s search for the secret tomb of the Virgin Mary and investigated a Church cover-up at the very highest level. His book, The Moses Legacy, examines the work of eminent archaeologists and biblical scholars, and pieces together remarkable evidence to show that the Old Testament is far closer to the truth than many historians believe.
Graham’s latest books are Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon that examines the mysterious death of history’s most renowned soldier, The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant, in which Graham goes in search of the lost Ark, Merlin and the Discovery of Avalon in the New World, a personal quest to discover the truth behind the Merlin legend, The End of Eden which investigates an ancient comet that may have shaped civilization, and The Lost Tomb of King Arthur which further examines the historicity of the legendary king.
Critics often wonder how Graham has managed to solve so many historical enigmas. The answer is that he employs a hands-on, investigative approach to his research that gives him a cutting-edge advantage. By collating evidence from many different subject areas, such as archaeology, history and Egyptology, he is able to gain an overall perspective that those tied to a particular discipline are often prevented from doing. More often than not, he has simply applied himself to a mystery that academics have been unwilling, or even afraid to touch. 
The first book to present the true identity of the mythic figure Merlin
• Uncovers historical evidence that the legend of Merlin was based on the life of a real man
• Reveals that Avalon, Merlin’s final resting place, was an island in the United States
The legendary figure Merlin is known throughout the world as the wizard of Camelot who was counselor to King Arthur and helped that monarch create the Round Table. Through the course of a 20-year investigation Graham Phillips has uncovered evidence that this famous story was based on the life of an actual historical figure: the son of a Roman consul who became the last of the Romans to rule Britain in the fifth century A.D. Furthermore, the evidence reveals that he died and was buried in what is now the United States.
According to legend, Merlin ended his life on the mystical island of Avalon. A 1500-year-old saga tells how Merlin left Britain on a boat bound for a mysterious island to the west. The places described in Merlin’s voyage, Phillips argues, would only have been seen by someone who had journeyed to the New World. For example, the island where boiling fountains bubble from the ground could be the geysers of Iceland, and the island with rivers of ice, the glaciers of Greenland.
During his research Phillips discovered that a site believed to be Merlin’s grave was found by the first British settlers in North America: a secret location said to have been preserved in the works of William Shakespeare and the coded writings of the Freemasons. Phillips follows a trail of historical clues that leads ultimately to a mysterious New England tomb. Here a final encrypted message not only reveals the whereabouts of Merlin’s grave but contains evidence that Merlin’s descendants still survive and, through a merger with the Spencer family of Princess Diana, may once again ascend the British throne.
After a series of books investigating Arthurian and other medieval mysteries, Graham Phillips now turns his attention to the death of Alexander the Great. This great king (`ruggedly handsome with long, flowing hair’, `a hardened drinker’, and `a man possessed’) had an ignoble end; `he did not die a warrior’s death in battle, but expired as a baby in his own bed’. Phillips argues that Alexander’s murder was inevitable from the moment that he left Greece on his campaign to rule the world and he considers each of the clues, motives and suspects. This fascinating page-turner is packed full of descriptions of physical symptoms and pains, plots and counterplots, and lists of deductions and clues, supported by detailed forensic opinions. The book is structured around chapters on each of the suspects, including colleagues, generals, wives and lovers, all of whom are vividly brought to life, as are the events that took place in Alexander’s last days and hours. When all of the evidence has been scrutinised only one suspect is left. It would be unkind to give any more away!
Offers compelling evidence that the Knights Templar may have taken the Ark of the Covenant to the British Isles
• Presents scientific evidence affirming the powers attributed to the Ark
• Traces the Ark and the Stones of Fire from Jerusalem to Jordan and finally to central England, where the Knights Templar hid them in the 14th century
According to legend the Ark of the Covenant was an ornate golden chest that was both a means of communicating with God and a terrible weapon used against the enemies of the ancient Israelites. In order to use it the high priest had to wear a breastplate containing twelve sacred gemstones called the Stones of Fire. These objects were kept in the Great Temple of Jerusalem until they vanished following the Babylonian invasion in 597 B.C.E.
At the ancient ruins of Petra in southern Jordan, Graham Phillips uncovered evidence that 13th-century Templars found the Ark and the Stones of Fire, and that they brought these treasures back to central England when they fled the persecution of French king Philip the Fair a century later. The author followed ciphered messages left by the Templars in church paintings, inscriptions, and stained glass windows to what may well be three of the Stones of Fire. When examined by Oxford University scientists these stones were found to possess odd physical properties that interfered with electronic equipment and produced a sphere of floating light similar to ball lightning.
The Bible asserts that the Ark had the power to destroy armies and bring down the walls of cities. Now Graham Phillips provides scientific evidence that these claims may be true and offers compelling documentation that the Ark may be located in the English countryside, not far from the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon.
Shows how a desecrated tomb in the Valley of the Kings holds the key to the true history of the destruction of Atlantis
• Reveals that Tomb 55 in the Valley of the Kings was designed not to keep intruders out, but to trap something inside
• Provides forensic evidence proving that the mask believed to be the face of Tutankhamun is actually that of his elder brother Smenkhkare
In Atlantis and the Ten Plagues of Egypt, Graham Phillips explores the excavation of a mysterious and ritually desecrated tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Tomb 55, which he contends holds the key to the true history of the destruction of Atlantis. Unlike other Egyptian tombs designed to keep intruders out, Tomb 55 was constructed to keep something imprisoned within, specifically Smenkhkare, the older brother of Tutankhamun who was deemed responsible for the ten plagues in Egyptian history, to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again. The forensic findings from this tomb coupled with compelling new evidence from the polar ice caps provide sensational evidence that the parting of the Red Sea, the deaths of the first born, and the other plagues that afflicted Egypt were all actual historical events.
Core samples from the polar ice caps indicate that a gigantic volcanic eruption took place in the eastern Mediterranean around the time of Amonhotep’s reign. Other research suggests this to have been the time of the eruption that destroyed the Greek island of Thera, one of the likely locations of Atlantis, and that the subsequent cataclysm may explain the unusual lack of resistance to the new religion installed by Amonhotep’s son, Akhenaten, when he took power several years later.