I AM TUTANKHAMUN, KING of UPPER and LOWER EGYPT, THE LORD OF THE TWO LANDS, THE SON OF RA.
AND I’VE PUBLISHED A BOOK!
(Well, one of my scribes, Dr Chris, and my Chief Artist, Guilherme Karsten, helped me a bit). On publication it was placed on the homepage of the Thames and Hudson website because it is their most important book. Ever. (Obviously).
KING TUTANKHAMUN TELLS ALL!
At last you have the chance to hear my story, the REAL STORY as told by ME. What was life like in Ancient Egypt? What happened in MY life? I tell you a little about my bonkers family, how I died, my (bungled) burial and journey to the next life, the things I took with me. And what’s happened since: not that much for a few thousand years in fact, I was just enjoying my afterlife as I was supposed to until Howard Carter broke in and caused a commotion. I was not pleased… But actually, Mr Carter made me a lot more famous than I was before which I admit is OK. All my things are in museums now but that helps to people see how RICH and POWERFUL and AMAZING I was when I was king.
So, this is my story. In my own words.
BOW DOWN BEFORE ME FOR I AM PHARAOH TUTANKHAMUN!
BUY MY BOOK!
MAKE IT SO!
I’m very pleased to announce that I have finally published a book about the boy-king. Not one for specialists however but for younger Egyptologists 🙂
King Tutankhamun Tells All! was published by Thames and Hudson on 3 June 2021 and is available via Bookshop.org and Amazon.co.uk in the UK, Bookshop and Amazon.com in the US, and in lots of other places internationally.
I’ve often been struck, particularly when standing in the presence of Tutankhamun’s mummy, that he might not be that happy about people like me explaining what we think happened during his life and death for the TV cameras etc. What would I know? Well, this is the teenage king’s chance to give his side of the story – a slightly irreverent look at the life and death of a famous pharaoh, but with plenty of references to the evidence for know-alls to spot, accompanied throughout by brilliant and witty illustrations by Guilherme Karsten.
I can’t wait to see it myself and if there are any aspiring archaeologists or Egyptologists in your lives perhaps you could think about getting them a copy!
To celebrate the launch Thames & Hudson have produced two fun-filled activity sheets inspired by the book. Go forth and download them here!