Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, also known as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his role during the Arab Revolt of 1916 – 1918.
In Drake's Deception, on the day of his motorcycle accident (May 13, 1935), a package containing his findings on Ubar was mailed from Dorset, England. The Hermetic sect headed by Katherine Marlowe was believed to have been the cause of the accident, as witnesses saw a black car run him off the highway.
The package came into the hands of the sect, and was filled with Lawrence's accounts of the Crusaders. A thousand years ago, the Crusaders were also on a quest to find Ubar. Lawrence was able to map two Crusader sites with Sabean script that would help lead to Ubar: a château in a forest in eastern France, and a castle in Syria.