How were the pyramids built? What were two unborn children doing in Tutankhamen's tomb? What was the blue lotus depicted in many tombs - a drug, a perfume? Accompanying a Channel 4 documentary series, this volume shows how scientific techniques can be used to answer questions about the pharaohs.
Joyce Tyldesley was born in Bolton, Lancashire. She studied archaeology at Liverpool and Oxford Universities, before writing a series of academic yet accessible books on ancient Egypt, including several books for children. Her 2008 book Cleopatra: Egypt's Last Queen was a Radio 4 "Book of the Week".
Having taught prehistory at Liverpool University, Joyce currently teaches students througout the world on the innovative on-line Certificate Course in Egyptology, plus a series of Short Courses in Egyptology, at Manchester University.