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'The Awful Egyptians takes you back to the awfully ancient time when.........
on 24 March 2007
....pharaohs were phoul, servants suffered and everyone believed in an awesome afterlife.
Want to know:
* why people worshipped a dung beetle?
* which phunny pharaoh married her grandfather?
* what the 'Shepherd of the Royal Backside' had to do?
Read on for details of the messy mistakes the Egyptians made before they became mummy-making experts, discover the foul facts about gruesome grave robbers and the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse.
History with the nasty bits left in!
History has never been so horrible!'
A witty, colourful cover opens to 128 pages, split over chapters:
1. Awful Egyptian timeline
2. Phunny pharaohs
3. Potty pyramids
4. Mad mummies
5. Mad mummies quiz
6. The truth about Tutankhamun
7. Cruel crime time
8. Rotten religion
9. Killing...and curing
10. Woeful workers
11. Awful army
12. Quick Egyptian quiz
13. Cool Cleo
with an introduction and an epilogue.
Written with the typical Deary humour, in a variety of type styles and super black & white illustrations/cartoons throughout, from Martin Brown.
'Did you know?
Pharaohs were buried with mummies of animals.
Cats were popular but they also made mummies out of mice, fish, crocodiles, snakes and bulls!'