I don`t know about many of the other characters, but I do know that there is a genuine line of Skanderbegs who ruled in Albania.
: Oh, I agree. I remember, when I first read
: Sinai Tapestry, thinking that Strongbow
: was inspired by Richard Burton. As
: Whittemore was a Yale graduate in History,
: no doubt quite a few characters and events
: are derived from historical personages and
: There REALLY was an ancient version of the
: Bible discovered at St Catherine's
: It would be an intriguing study (had one the
: time) to discover the original source for
: Cairo Martyr for instance.
: In Jericho Mosaic there is a character called
: Yossi, a Jewish agent for Mossad who
: passes himself off as an Arab and leads a
: double life. I recall seeing a documentary
: once on a Mossad agent who was a dead
: ringer for Yossi.
: I'd be interested to see other visitors to
: this Board's opinions on this.
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