“ IT’S A MAFFIA”
You may have seen the 12 minute video clip, part of a 100 minute documentary, posted in our home page <http://www.mansooramarnacollection.com>
In June 2004, Mr. Frederic Marcou, one of the producers of this documentary, contacted Prof. Claude Vandersleyen of the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in order to secure an interview re the Mansoor Amarna Collection. Mr. Marcou was aware that Prof. Vandersleyen had spent a few days, in Paris in 1989, studying the Mansoor collection.http://www.mansooramarnacollection.com/scandal/chapter36.html. In response to his request, Mr. Marcou received the following answer: (a copy of his email follows ):
“ Your proposition does not enthuse me at all. One does not voluntarily enter this “ mine field” in which I have already lost a few feathers. You are seeking the opinions of some Egyptologists: which ones? Our group is a real maffia, where you’ll find the best and the worst, the honest and the dishonest, those who are conscientious and those who don’t give a damn. And worst of all, there is the Mansoor tribe. I am afraid you cannot entice me enough to make me help you. I am sorry to disappoint you………..”.
This is from the man who wrote on September 29, 1993: “ I fear no one (nothing)”. The following quote, from the same letter, convinces us that Prof. Vandersleyen knows that the Mansoor Collection is authentic:” I well intend to write without delay, an article regarding this problem………..in prudent terms, so I am not banned from the egyptological world, and hope to find a publication which will accept my article!” What does “ prudent terms” mean? The reader knows what it means. Then he says:” hope to find a publication which will accept my article”. Professor Vandersleyen knows that Wildung read the riot act to Dennis Forbes, Editor of KMT, for writing an article about the Mansoor Collection. So his “hope” that he finds a publication which will accept his article is well founded. Not many publishers- or Egyptologists, for that matter- want to be ostracized for discussing the Mansoor Amarna Collection. That’s the “ wall of silence “ that Wildung has built around this collection!
The above quotes are from a letter written in September 1993 and we still have no report. And we’re looking for someone to interpret how much time this “ write without delay” is.
Mind you, we paid Professor Vandersleyen for an opinion. But what will it be worth, when the sword of Damocles is hanging over his head?
You know, Aesop was right when he wrote:” A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy”.