Who is Acharya S/D.M.
Acharya S, whose real name is D.M. Murdock, was classically educated at some of the finest
schools, receiving a degree in Classics, Greek Civilization, from Franklin & Marshall College, the 17th oldest
college in the United States. At F&M, listed in the "highly selective" category in guides to top colleges and
universities, Ms. Murdock studied under Dr. Robert Barnett, Dr. Joel Farber and Dr. Ann Steiner, among
Murdock is also a member of one of the world's most exclusive institutes for the study of
Ancient Greek Civilization, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece:
"Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies
at Athens is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of ancient
and post-classical studies in Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, and art. It offers two major
resource libraries: the Blegen, with 70,000 volumes dedicated to ancient Greece; and the Gennadius, with
100,000 volumes dedicated to post-classical Greece. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers
for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and
Corinth, and houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens. By agreement with the
Greek government, the School is authorized to serve as liaison with the Greek Ministry of Culture on behalf of
American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to excavate and to study museum collections."
Murdock's professors at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens included:
- ASCSA Director Dr. Steven G. Miller, Director, Nemea Excavations
- Dr. Stella G. Miller-Collett, Associate Director, Nemea Excavations
- Dr. John McK Camp, II, Director, Agora Excavations at Athens
- Dr. Charles K. Williams, II, Director, Corinth Excavations
- Dr. Nancy Bookidis, Assistant Director, Corinth Excavations
- Dr. Frederick A. Cooper, Archaeologist and Architectural Historian, Bassae Excavations
- Dr. Oscar T. Broneer, Director, Isthmia Excavations
- Dr. Joseph W. Shaw, Director, Kommos Excavations
- William B. Dinsmoor, Jr., Archaeologist and Architectural Historian
Murdock has served as a trench master on archaeological excavations in Corinth, Greece, and
Connecticut, USA, as well as a teacher's assistant on the island of Crete. Murdock has traveled extensively
around Europe,and she speaks, reads and/or writes English, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and
a smattering of other languages to varying degrees. She has read Euripides, Plato and Homer in ancient Greek, and
Cicero in Latin, as well as Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales in Middle English. She has also been
compelled to cross-reference the Bible in the original Hebrew and ancient Greek.
Acharya S aka D.M. Murdock has gained expertise in several religions, as well as knowledge about
other esoterica and mystical subjects. She is also the author of several books, including The Christ Conspiracy. Her book Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled, is an expansion of the themes and
thesis of The Christ Conspiracy. Acharya's book Who Was Jesus: Fingerprints of The Christ represents a scientific analysis of
the data regarding this alleged superhuman god who purportedly walked the earth. Murdock has also written
Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection, which demonstrates the Egyptian and
Horus parallels to Christianity and Christ to be real and factual. Articles by Murdock have been published
in Exposure, Steamshovel Press, Paranoia, as well as other periodicals and ezines.
D.M. Murdock may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a longer autobiographical essay, please see "What Are Acharya's Credentials?"