Semi-mythical Pharaoh Khonsu-Ma'at-Amun has fascinated people for centuries, so when his deliberately destroyed statue is discovered, it joins an international tour of Ancient Egyptian artifacts. Volunteer guide Faith Kemmer is fighting her own inner demons when she realizes that there is more to the statue than simple stone. There is a spreading epidemic of uncharacteristic behavior and strange deaths going through the volunteers and patrons of the exhibit.
Forming an uneasy partnership with cynical Detective Ralph Lipscomb and Dr. Richard Hunt, the bull-headed archaeologist who discovered the statue, Faith must no only confront her own history and the strange, unexpected connection with Dr. Hunt in her past, but a religious fanatic who is convinced that she is his Heaven-determined helpmeet and, worst of all, a terrible curse which has resonated through history. Then, as the curse increases in power and a radical minority group tries to hijack the exhibit for its own violent agenda, the stone statue begins to grow...
July 31, 1966 - The Morning Courier (early edition)
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN EXHIBIT OPENS TO RECORD CROWDS
After months of anticipation, The Wonders of Ancient Egypt exhibition opened yesterday to capacity crowds at the Goettinger Museum of Fine Art. The first traveling exhibit of Egyptian antiquities of this size and scope to come to the United States, The Wonders of Ancient Egypt is scheduled to run through the 31st of December.
One of the high points of the exhibition is the last-minute addition of the colossal statue of the little known and semi-mythical Pharaoh Khonsu-Ma'at-Amun. Destroyed in antiquity, the pieces were discovered only last year and reassembled barely in time to join this tour. After closing here the exhibit will open in St. Louis on the 21st of April, 1967.