Chariot to Heaven
© Jointly M.A. Bradley and Jaromir Malek, 1999-2004.
The story takes place in Mennufer (better known by its Greek name, Memphis), the capital of ancient Egypt, during the reign of King Tutankhamun (1336-1327 BC).
The characters of the children, Ipi and Meryt, have been created by the authors, but the historical background and the additional information about ancient Egypt are true. The cause of Tutankhamun's death is not known and the explanation offered in this story is fictional.
The copyright of all the illustrations is retained by the individuals and institutions who have kindly provided them for this purpose.
Jaromir Malek is an Egyptologist at the Griffith Institute, Oxford.
List of special briefings on aspects of Ancient Egypt mentioned in the story.
Read about the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922, and see the treasures found in the tomb.
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