Paul Sussman

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Paul Sussman (July 11, 1966 – May 31, 2012) was a best-selling English author, archaeologist and journalist. His novels have been described as "the intelligent reader's answer to the Da Vinci Code" by The Independent.[1]


He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he won a Joseph Larmor Award and a boxing blue. His novels have been translated into 33 languages [1] and are set mainly in Egypt, where he worked for many years as a field archaeologist, notably with the Amarna Royal Tombs Project in the Valley of the Kings.

Among other finds, he unearthed the only items of pharaonic jewellery to have been excavated in the Valley since the discovery of Tutankhamun in 1922[citation needed]. As a journalist he was a long-time contributor to the The Big Issue, where he won a Periodical Publishers Association Columnist of the Year Award for his satirical "In The News" column[citation needed]. He also wrote for, among others, The Independent, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, Cosmopolitan and


On May 31, 2012, Paul died suddenly after suffering a ruptured aneurysm. He is survived by his wife and two sons.[2]



  • The Lost Army of Cambyses (2002)
  • The Last Secret of the Temple (2005)
  • The Hidden Oasis (2009)
  • The Labyrinth of Osiris (June 2012)[3]


  • The Ultimate Encyclopaedia of the Movies (1994) (Contributor)
  • Death by Spaghetti...: Bizarre, Baffling and Bonkers True: Stories from In The News (1996)


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  2. ^ "Tributes paid to 'born writer' Paul Sussman -". Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Paul Sussman". Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

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