A young Egyptian accidentally kills a sacred cat and must flee from an angry mob. Set in 1250 B.C., this thrilling adventure also features fascinating details about Egyptian religion, geography, farming, and burial.
After his father, the king of the Rebu, is killed in battle with the Egyptian army and the Rebu nation is conquered by the Egyptians, the young prince Amuba is carried away as a captive to Egypt, along with his faithful charioteer, Jethro. In Thebes, Amuba becomes the servant and companion to Chebron, the son of Ameres, high priest of Osiris. The lads become involved in a mystery as they begin to uncover evidence of a murderous conspiracy within the ranks of the priesthood. However, before they are able to prevent it, they are forced to flee for their lives when they accidentally cause the death of the successor to the Cat of Bubastes, one of the most sacred animals in Egypt. With Jethro as their guide and protector, the boys make plans to escape from Egyptian territory and return to Amuba's homeland.
For the better part of the nineteenth century, Queen Victoria was in power over Great Britain and Ireland, among the other areas under the control of the British Empire. This period of rule became known as the Victorian era, during which Britain flourished economically, socially, and politically, and great advancements were made in both the military and science. Focal point of the forthcoming 2017 film Victoria and Abdul, Queen Victoria has long been a subject of great interest and controversy to the public. This striking new edition of Queen Victoria, the classic work by famed adventure writer G. A. Henty, examines the life of the noted monarch in impeccable detail and captivating prose. This book highlights some of the most important events, both personal and political, during her historic reign—making it essential in the library of any historian or fan.
Originally named Demetrio Papandriopulo and of Greek parentage, Giovanni D'Athanasi (1798-1854) became in 1815 the servant of Henry Salt (1780-1827), the traveller and antiquary who became British Consul in Egypt and a pioneer Egyptologist. (An account by J. J. Halls of Salt's life and career is also reissued in this series.) Between 1817 and 1827, D'Athanasi excavated on Salt's behalf at Thebes. Published in 1836, this book was intended to accompany the sale of the collection of antiquities amassed by Salt, in which D'Athanasi had a financial interest, but various delays meant that it came out after the main sale had taken place. As well as an often diverting account (in which many axes are ground) of Salt's activities at Giza, Thebes, Memphis and Abu Simbel, the book contains a complete catalogue of the collection, indicating which items were later acquired by the British Museum.