Mysteries of the Nile The Lost Journal by Philip Steele


Mysteries of the Nile The Lost Journal by Philip Steele

You have in your hands the long-lost journal of 1920's newspaper reporter, Herbert Fothergill. Written in the heyday of ancient Egypt mania, his journal details an expedition to solve the mystery of the mummy's curse. Fast-forward to the modern day - Herbert's journal is in the hands of the Unsolved Mysteries Department, who need you to uncover the truth behind this ancient mystery! Beside each journal page, there's an Unsolved Mysteries Department commentary, plus documents to investigate: Unsolved Mysteries membership card; Map of Egypt with Herbert Fothergill's route; Hieroglyph decoder to crack codes on the page; Fragment of ancient papyrus scroll; Sketch map of Giza pyramids; 1920s newspaper cutting about tomb robbers; Strip of four postcards from the 1920's; Restaurant menu from Luxor hotel with recipe; Mini-guide to the ancient Egyptian gods; Mask of King Tutankhamen; Torn page about mummification; Invitation to seminar on life at court; 1920s Tourist Board pamphlet of monuments; Sticker sheet of ancient Egypt stickers; and, Timeline of ancient Egypt key moments.

About the Author

Phillip Steele is an experienced author of non-fiction children's books. He specialises writing about history, from ancient Mesopotamia to the twentieth century. Marcel Maree is Assistant Keeper (curator) of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum, London.

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40 pages
Interest Age: 8+ years


Philip Steele
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Publication date

14th October 2010



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