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Michael Star

The owner of ‘The Ancient Times’ boasts that throughout his life he has always managed to recognize the opportunities and not leave them untapped. A keen businessman, he began his career in the world of communication as a journalist. However, his abilities and some useful political friends soon showed him the way to his business development to the point where he now runs a group of more than a hundred information companies worldwide. But, as he himself has confessed, his passion was and remains his newspaper, ‘The Ancient Times’, the only publication that could compete and even outrun its big competitor, the ‘National Geographic’.

Especially, in the cases where Professor Kipselis used his paper to publish content regarding hir discoverings of various archaeological excavations. However, this passion was reflecting a deep love of Michael, his persistance willingness to explore mysticism and ancient knowledge. As a young man he had embraced the secret societies of Britain and France, and when in the United States, it was not difficult to make use of these closed circles to gain influence and fortune. Deep within, he hoped he would be able to reveal the knowledge of the ancient ones, and especially those that would allow him to fill his pockets with money and his name with eternal reputation. His acquantaince with Cleopatras has been long, when the two met at the excavations of Tel Kabri, where Michael had covered the report, and still remembers the fiasco with that fellow student of the professor, who cursed and shouted that it was unfair to give credit only to Kebinski’s team.

In the course of his career, he learned two things: first, that in the world of news, you are either number one or zero. Secondly, that you have to take risks to make a profit, which translates into wasting money and time to one hundred projects, if that means one will be successful. Once he had set up his communications empire, he did not hesitate to offer the professor a respectable sum to join the newspaper’s permanent research team and cover the expences for every crazy excavation he wanted, in exchange for exclusivity. And even, during these last two years that the professor seemed to lose his prestige due to his incomprehensible claims related to a discovery that would change the world, Michael supported him because he knew that sooner or later he would emerge victorious this collaboration. The disappearance of the professor, a few hours after the last article was sent, made him even more upset than the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, only few meters away from the skyscraper, that housed his publishing complex. Without hesitation, he sets up a team to send in the field, hoping to find the professor and hold the world by surprise for a few more minutes.


Theme: Professor disappears mid-excavation!

Good morning everybody,

Yesterday we confirmed that Professor of Archaeology Cleopatras Kipselis, has dissapeared at Pelion Mountain, in the mainland of Greece and specifically around the area of Kissos village.

The professor was the head of Archaeology Department of the University of Berlin. The reasons, motive and fate of the professor remain unknown. Rumors indicate that his longtime research, on the Myth of the Centaur Chiron, brought to light ancient treasures of great importance, artifacts able to change the history as we’ve known it.

Our newspaper is sponsoring a field team to do a following-up day to day report and collect material for a bio-documentary. Exclusivity is of the utmost importance. A local partner will assist you and help you in any possible way during your invistigations regarding the professor’s dissapearance.

You know we are the top newspaper related to archaeology, so I couldn’t help pointing out the importance of you finding exclusive sources and beat our opponents to the punch.

Wishing you the best of luck
Michael Star
Executive Director
‘The Ancient Times’