…is an intriguing, behind the scenes look of the making of a museum, the people and the inevitable politics involved. The excitement grows when the author takes the reader along a fourteen country research quest to assemble the museum’s content, an entertaining, fast paced, rapidly moving data-trawling operation that unearths surprising details of the anthropology, geography, history, religion and archeology of the times and places.

     Studded with 150 photographs, Trawling Twenty Centuries is also a rollicking, outrageously funny tale, covering two thousand years and connecting the ancient with the modern while keenly observing a most unusual international and irrepressible cast of characters.