Tomb of the Golden Bird

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 912

The chase is on - and Amelia Peabody and Co. are in the thick of it! 1922 - convinced that the tomb of the little-known King Tutankhamon lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, Emerson has tried to persuade his rivals Lord Carnavon and Howard Carter to hand over their digging rights in the valley to him - but they resist. So back in Luxor an incident at the hotel the clan is staying in turns their gifts for digging in another direction. Emerson and Ramses are lured into a trap by a group of villains who demand answers to the mysterious question, 'Where is he?'. Their curiosity piqued, the duo is determined to uncover who 'he' is and why 'he' should be so important.


The Untold Story

Author: Thomas Hoving

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: History

Page: 408

View: 380

Part history, part detective story, this book recounts the brief life and reign of the boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Mummies around the World: An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture

An Encyclopedia of Mummies in History, Religion, and Popular Culture

Author: Matt Cardin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: History

Page: 470

View: 644

Perfect for school and public libraries, this is the only reference book to combine pop culture with science to uncover the mystery behind mummies and the mummification phenomena. • Includes photographs, reproductions of ancient art, images from films and television, and a bibliography to encourage further research • Features profiles of famous archaeologists and key figures who have been instrumental in bringing the mummy to modern consciousness • Contains various timelines tracing the exploration of the Egyptian tombs, the birth of modern genetic and radiologic methods of study, the evolution of mummies in film and literature, and the history of mummies around the world • Highlights key facts and interesting trivia related to mummies in helpful sidebars • Offers an extensive bibliography to encourage further reading

The Restless Dead

More Strange Real-Life Mysteries

Author: Jim Razzi

Publisher: Trophy Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 81

View: 257

Describes an assortment of unusual events, including the mishaps that befell people involved in the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, premonitions of the sinking of the Titanic, and ghosts appearing on passenger airplanes

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb

Author: Jay Montavon

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Avon Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 84

View: 716

Chronicles the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, surveys early Egyptian life and culture, and examines the unusual number of deaths following the opening of the tomb.

Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

A Popular History of Ancient Egypt

Author: Barbara Mertz

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: History

Page: 352

View: 737

World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the first Stone Age settlements through the reign of Cleopatra and the Roman invasions—Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs brings ancient Egypt to life as never before. Lavishly illustrated with pictures, maps, and photographs, it offers tantalizing glimpses into Egyptian society; amazing stories of the pharaohs and the rise and fall of great dynasties; a sampling of culture, religion, and folklore; stories of explorers, scientists, and scoundrels who sought to unravel or exploit the ageless mysteries; and new insights into the architectural wonders that were raised along the banks of the Nile.

The Golden Bird

And Other Sketches

Author: Dorothy Easton




Page: 271

View: 998

The First Pet History of the World

Author: David Comfort

Publisher: Touchstone


Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 283

The role pets have played from Salamis to Shiloh to Dunkirk to Desert Storm.

Treasury of Great Books

Author: Reader's Digest Editors

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Anecdotes

Page: 640

View: 684

The Tomb

Author: Nunzio DeFilippis



Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

View: 804

In 1922, Lord Earl Carnarvon financed the Egyptian expedition that unearthed King Tut's tomb. While the fact that the dig gained a reputation for being "cursed" is well known, Mathias Fowler slipped away into anonymity. Fowler, an American on the team, had grown obsessed with the Ancient Egyptians and when he returned to the States it was with several stolen artifacts in tow. Fowler had become so consumed by the era that when he died, he killed all of his household staff and had them buried in his mansion with him—a modern day Pharaoh's Tomb. Almost 60 years after Fowler's death, Jessica Parrish, archeologist and would-be-Indiana Jones, has been hired to assemble and lead a team into the house to take back the missing pieces and disable the booby traps that have already cost one unfortunate group their lives. Can Parrish and her comrades navigate the elaborate deathtraps with their persons intact or will the curse of Tut's tomb just add to its mounting body count?

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past

Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 559

In her useful, fascinating, and complete guide to writing historical mysteries, Emerson demonstrates how she and her colleagues bring history to life, rather than merely writing contemporary mystery in costume.

Cassette Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped



Category: Talking books


View: 318

Braille Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped



Category: Blind


View: 772


Author: Hans Christian Andersen




Page: 84

View: 546

Tutankhamun's Tomb

Author: Alan MacDonald



Category: Egyptologists

Page: 142

View: 866