Awful Egyptians (Horrible Histories)

Awful Egyptians (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1407104209

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Step back to an awfully ancient time when pharaohs were phoul, servants suffered and everyone believed in an awesome afterlife. Discover the dire details of mummy-making, the truth about Tutankhamun and his creepy curse and find out why people worshipped a dung beetle. History with the nasty bits left in! 2013 is HORRIBLE HISTORIES twentieth anniversary.

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of a lion and the wings of a bird. In Egypt, there are quite a few sphinxes, usually with the head of a king wearing a head-dress and the body of a lion. There are also sphinxes with ram’s heads. The famous Great Sphinx at Giza, the one with no nose, was probably carved around 2500 BC. Its face may have been the face of the Pharaoh Khafre. Did you know…? It wasn’t only tourists who thought the Sphinx was a mighty mystery. The Ancient Egyptians worshipped it as a god. Egyptian Prince

build massive pyramids. The first pharaoh is known simply as ‘Scorpion’ – did he have a poison tale to tell? We don’t know. 3000 BC Egyptian people invent writing around the same time as the Sumerians. Not only can we record history, we can have schools and history tests! 2650 BC The first pyramids are built in Egypt. You can see the point – it’s there on the top. Pharaoh Djoser gets his people to build the ‘Step’ pyramid. These pharaohs are now ‘gods’ who will look after Egypt and its people.

Someone at some time has said all the following ten stories are true. Can you work out which stories are simple LIES (L), which are MISTAKES (M) and which are TRUE (T) but can be explained? 1 The Earl of Carnarvon paid for the expedition to dig up the mummy of Tutankhamun and he died within six months of the discovery. L or M or T? 2 When Tutankhamun’s mummy was unwrapped the archaeologists found a curse wrapped in the bandages. It said: ‘Those who enter this sacred tomb shall swiftly be

god you had a really nasty punishment waiting for you impaling. Seti’s law said… That means a sharp pole was placed into the ground. The thief was taken to a cliff and thrown down on to the point. A sharp lesson. Ruthless robbers Great Egyptians were buried with great wealth. Poor Egyptians wanted it, so they robbed the graves. They stole the gold to melt it and sell it. They didn’t mind what damage they did. Of course all the graves have been robbed by now – some were robbed at the time of

god you had a really nasty punishment waiting for you impaling. Seti’s law said… That means a sharp pole was placed into the ground. The thief was taken to a cliff and thrown down on to the point. A sharp lesson. Ruthless robbers Great Egyptians were buried with great wealth. Poor Egyptians wanted it, so they robbed the graves. They stole the gold to melt it and sell it. They didn’t mind what damage they did. Of course all the graves have been robbed by now – some were robbed at the time of

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