This is an account of everyday life in ancient Egypt, as seen through the eyes of a real person, Vizier Rekhmire, whose tomb still exists. It takes the reader on a fascinating tour exploring Egyptian history, the City of the Dead, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, and the pyramids.
Leonard Cottrell's passionate interest in archaeology began when he was a boy of twelve and took him on extensive travels. From 1942 to 1959 he was on the staff of the BBC as a war correspondent, documentary writer and drama producer. The first of his famous archaeological books. The Lost Pharaohs was published in 1949 and his other books include The Bull of Minos (also available in Sutton History).