I am proud to announce that I have read each Tintin more than 100 times, over and over, and will continue to do despite anomalies in the story line.
Apart from the travails of the map on the first page and Snowy referring to Marlinspike (should it not be confused with the Hall but just the Marlinspike locality), I couldn't digest Tintin in the well-lit tomb of the Pharaoh which ought to have had been pitch black.
Then there's the Sheikh of whom Tintin sings praises, which are found wanting and recognition in later volumes, not to mention the adventure - Destination Moon
which the Sheikh prefers, even before it was published.
Then I wondered why the villians who had ample opportunity of murdering Tintin merely kept him on hooks to escape. Then there is the mystery why the soap eating Arab attacked Tintin (to be presented to the Sheikh) when it was Olivera who had sold him the goods.
Also, after several rundowns, where did Tintin have the money to buy the goods from Olivera?Moderator Note:
Welcome to the forums! Your close reading of the books is to be commended! The history of the voyage which Tintin is on has been discussed here
, and Snowy's comment is explained here
The history of Tintin's meeting with the sheik, and the appearance of Destinaton Moon
in his tent is talked about in this thread, to which your message has been moved.
As to why the tomb was so well lit, Tintin wasn't killed, and where he got his money - well, they are best desscribed as "artistic license": if the tomb was dark, we wouldn't see anything, if Tintin was kiled we would have a very short book, and if he'd worried about whether or not Tintin had money on him, Hergé wouldn't have been able to make the gag work...The Tintinologist Team