Bagdad Djillali Difallah : expert and man in the field

This discovery is the result of a unique history.

By dint of hard, scientific research and courage, the Pavillons-­sous­-Bois boy (Paris suburb) finally embodies the quest of a lifetime.

As a child, Bagdad Djillali Difallah accompanied his father, laborer, to work in old buildings that needed the control and the presence of archaeologists. It is when his vocation was revealed. At 10, he dreamed of being an archaeologist. Born in France in 1957, in a large family from Algeria, he was not predestined for an academic career in the field of archaeology.

Yet, while growing up, he read eagerly historical chronicles. His imagination ignited reading adventure novels and stories of pirates or treasure islands. The discovery of Stevenson’s novels played a role in his life. Soon the future adventurer became a bookworm and subscribed to all the journals. When he joined his parents back in their native region of Oran, he improved his knowledge in the field. As a twist of fate, the familyhouse had belonged to the granddaughter of a famous archaeologist 130 years earlier, Louis Demaeght, the collector and founder of the first museum in Oran which until the independence was called Museum Demaeght and later renamed Museum Zabana. In the basement of the house, he discovered some valuable items which he introduced to Mr. Ben Sidi Amar Ikhlef, curator of the Museum of Oran. This relationship gave a new impetus to his discoverer apprentice passion …

He spent 25 years of his life studying the Ark of the Covenant , mentioned in the Bible, the Torah and the Quran.

After fifty, Bagdad Djillali Difallah is now living a dream. “Happiness is a childhood dream realized in adulthood,” he made his Sigmund Freud formula. This incredible discovery (since the fourth century, historians have argued over the location of “Soma”, the tomb of Alexander) is the culmination of a life rich in professional and personal experiences. He spent 25 years of his life studying the Ark of the Covenant “mentioned in the Bible, the Torah and the Quran.” For this unusual discoverer, the discovery can also be beneficial for the reconciliation of religions. Idealistic, Bagdad Djillali Difallah is a jack of all engineering. He is a self­made man. His conventional schooling, specialization in printing school (Typography, offset driver, …) has been useful to dig into the writings and books on ancient history. He is now an expert in detection systems, consultant and expert in archaeological and historical research in the Maghreb, the Middle and Far East, Egyptologist. Self­taught archaeologist for over thirty years, he is the author of many works, archaeological studies and historical research on treasures and buried artifacts, Egyptologist for pre and ancient Pharaonic period.

A soul and adventurer strength

Great traveler, adventurer, granted physical conditions of an elite training, Bagdad Djillali Difallah was always looking for adventure, shrinked any distance and swallowed kilometers separating him from his goal. He has in his inner circle, many scholars, museums and institutes directors, senior figures in the military and diplomats. Gifted with an extraordinary memory and an implacable logic Mr. Difallah is also able to think outside of the box. A sense of deduction and flawless intuition allowed him to consider each case a different way of approaching classic archaeological techniques. But one thing is certain: this discovery, once formalized, should enable archaeologists and historians to fill a gap in the history.