There are many mysteries associated with ancient Egypt that have perplexed scholars and laymen alike; Charlotte Booth selects ten of them for this entertaining introduction to Egyptology, exploring recent theories and outlandish guesses put forth by leading archaeologists, scientists, and historians. Booth sifts out the truth about the Exodus and the real cause of Tutankhamun's death, casting light on a world of cursed tombs, royal seductresses, mystical lands, and even a cross-dressing king.
"Booth takes the 'tabloid' myths about Ancient Egypt and shows that the truth behind them is much more interesting."—Alison Woollard
"The book is an intriguing read and gathers together some very useful information."—Minerva—The International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology