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August, 1925 "Dance of the Giants"

[Depicted in Indiana Jones and the Dance of the Giants, the second novel in the series published by Bantam Books, written by author Rob MacGregor - released in 1991]

  • After completing his studies at Sorbonne, Indiana reconnects with his old professor Abner Ravenwood, who asks his former student for some assistance with his research. It is during this time when Indiana & Marion Ravenwood’s friendship blossoms into a romance, though their flame is extinguished when Indiana leaves for a job at London University, where despite Indy’s promise of reconciliation the two would not see each other again for almost ten years.

  • That summer Jones takes his teaching job as a doctor of archaeology where he works under the department head Joanna Campbell, who invites him on a dig in Whithorn, Scotland to confirm if the legend of Merlin is true. 

  • Along for the adventure is Joanna’s daughter Deirdre, who is also Indiana’s brightest student that captivates the professor far beyond his ethical and moral obligations, who claims to have uncovered a golden scroll that provides evidence of Merlin’s existence.  

  • Thus, Indiana & Deidre travel all through England and Scotland to ultimately arrive at one of the world’s most famous landmarks at Stonehenge, where the truth behind Merlin is finally revealed.

  • Thus famous mythology and legend that surrounds this adventure is:

  • Merlin - legendary figure best known as the wizard featured in King Arthur stories and medieval Welsh poetry, in which there are multiple versions and accounts of his legacy.

  • Stonehenge - Prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England that is thought to have been conceived from 3000 BC to 2000 BC, consisting of a ring of standing stones all as high as 13 feet tall, each weighing approximately 25 tons. The prevailing thought is that Stonehenge had been used as a burial since its earliest formation, as human bones have consistently been found over the many centuries that have followed. In 1986 it was honored as a World Heritage Site and it remains today as an iconic symbol of British culture. 

  • Another location in this adventure is:

  • University of London - established in 1836 it is the third oldest university in England, and its largest university in terms of number of students. Notable alumni include Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Elton John, and Mick Jagger to name a few.


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