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Mitchell-Hedges, F A

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1882-1959) UK adventurer and author whose Lost Race novel, The White Tiger (1931), features the discovery of a living Aztec civilization in Mexico. Much of Mitchell-Hedges's nonfiction is colourful, including the narrative of his discovery of a "Crystal Skull", or "Skull of Doom" in Mayan ruins, 17,000 years old, very potent. Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) makes distant use of this artefact. [JC]

Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges

born London: 22 October 1882

died Teignmouth, Devon: 12 June 1959



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