In the city of Akhetaten lived a princess destined to share a throne. We come know and love this girl through the events of her colorful childhood and her marriage to a boy of royal birth, the discovery of whose tomb thirty centuries later amazed the world. Ankhsenamon’s efforts to save her kingdom from designing priests and soldiers were valiant and dramatic. The actual fate of this girl queen is unknown. In her story Lucile Morrison ventures to suppose an ending to the romance that is both sensible and satisfying.
This is an extraordinarily accurate and vivid picture of domestic and court life that enlivens and enriches any study of the culture of ancient Egypt.
Of this book Bertha Mahony (founder of Horn Book Magazine) says: “Here is a story which brings close to young people today Anhksenamon, that altogether engaging daughter of Akhenaten, who married Tutankhamon and went with him to Thebes as Queen of Egypt when she was twelve years old. Based upon careful research, The Lost Queen of Egypt is a lively story of girls and boys in the courts of the Pharaohs more than three thousand years ago.”
A.S. Arnold, American Secretary of the Egypt Exploration Fund and to whom the book is dedicated, says: “The book is not only vibrant, but substantially accurate. In unrolls skillfully a significant age in human history.”
Illustrated by Franz Geritz, with the frontispiece by Winifred Brunton.
quotes from the book:
“The ability to live fully, without fear, is a gift so rare we often do not recognize it, either in ourselves or others.” —Kenofer to Ankhsenpaaten
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