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Tutankhamun: In My Own Hieroglyphs

by Leena Pekkalainen American University of Cairo Press
Pub Date:
06/2018
ISBN:
9789774168666
Format:
Pbk 128 pages
Price:
AU$24.99 NZ$26.08
Product Status: In Stock Now
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Tutankhamun: In My Own Hieroglyphs tells the story, for older children, of the life and afterlife of the famous young pharaoh in his own words. Tutankhamun tells us about the trouble he got into as a child in Akhenaten’s palace in the new city of Akhetaten, and how he became a boy pharaoh. As we learn, his life changed a lot when he died as a teenager, and long years of boredom started in his tomb with only his pet monkey Fingers and his treasure for company. He did meet some of the Egyptian gods, of course, and had fun scaring off tomb robbers, but it was mostly rather dull. Then one day, some new and strange people, including a Mr. Howard Carter, arrived and began to take all the treasures out of his royal tomb. Fortunately, through the eyes of his beautiful golden mask, Tutankhamun, could have fun again traveling around the world.
Leena Pekkalainen is a writer and artist who studied Egyptology at Manchester University. Together with Mr. Mummific, who appeared on her sketchpad one day when she was taking a break from her studies, she writes about ancient Egypt on href=www.ancientegypt101.com>www.ancientegypt101.com. She is the author of How I Became a Mummy (AUC Press, 2016) and Mummies, Monsters, and the Ship of Millions (AUC Press, 2017).