Young history buffs and celebrity fanatics alike will enjoy this humorous and irreverent introduction to King Tutankhamun written by Egyptologist and TV presenter Dr Chris Naunton.
Hear first-hand from King Tutankhamun how he became the ruler of ancient Egypt at the tender age of nine, and what it was like to be rudely awakened from the afterlife by British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922. Endure him bragging about his collection of blingy 18-carat gold sandals, and wonder how to discern fake news from the truth surrounding Tut’s mysteriously premature death.
Naunton's expert text is accompanied by Guilherme Karsten's illustrations, giving the boy King a contemporary make-over for celebrity-obsessed readers, and letting children in on all the juicy details of an extraordinary life.
I’m King Tutankhamun, the famous boy pharaoh. At last I’m allowed to tell my own version of what happened back in ancient Egypt.
They say I died from a sore knee – really?!
They say my mummy was cursed – rubbish!
They say Howard Carter ‘discovered’ me in 1922 – I knew exactly where I was, thank you very much.
Ignore the history books you’ve read before. Now it’s my turn to TELL ALL!
- 48 colour illustrations
- Publication date: 3 June 2021
- ISBN: 9780500652558
VISIT THE EXHIBITION
Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive is a free exhibition in the Weston Library to mark 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. It runs until the 5th February, 2023 and it explores Carter’s archive of photographs, letters, plans, drawings and diaries. It brings to life the complex stories of the discovery, excavation, documentation and conservation of Tutankhamun’s tomb, including often overlooked Egyptian members of the archaeological team.