In July I asked readers and listeners to choose a subject from two real world influences on the Indiana Jones movie character. The majority of you chose Giovanni Batista Belzoni.
From apprentice monk, to fugitive, to circus strongman, and finally, tomb raider one could never say Giovanni Belzoni’s life wasn’t eventful. Today we discuss the time he stole an unmovable statue from the desert.
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Main texts: Giovanni Batista Belzoni’s ‘Travels in Egypt and Nubia mostly, though Sean Munger’s ‘Tomb Raider’ from the Second Decade podcast helped clarify several things no end. His show always well worth a listen.
About the Author: Simone Whitlow is an academic, collector of odd tales, songwriter and musician.
Transgender, she uses she/her pronouns.