The Golden Pharaoh Author:Karl Bruckner, Frances Lobb Here, told for teen-age readers, is the spell-binding story of one of the most sensational archeological discoveries of our time: the tomb of Tutankhamon. It brings alive the remote past of Egypt, and traces the various steps by which it was rediscovered in the 19th and 20th centuries. — First, the author reconstructs a tomb robbery of the time ... more »of the Pharaohs, after which Tutankhamon's tomb is sealed again and the sands cover it. Thousands of years go by, in which the secret of the royal tombs is forgotten, the ancient Egyptian script unlearned. Only when Napoleon's armies enter Egypt, and with them scholars and engineers, is a milestone in the unriddling of Egypt's past unearthed: The Rosetta Stone. In the inscriptions on this stone, a young French genius detects the key to the deciphering of the hieroglyphics. From the written records of ancient Egypt, Howard Carter, an English archeologist, learns about the tomb of Tutankhamon. The search for it, its dramatic discovery, and the incredible riches it revealed, form the climax of the story. Faithful and excellent illustrations of Egyptian antiquities and diagrams of the pyramids enrich the text. A book that combines entertainment with accurate historical information.
Karl Bruckner, an Austrian, is both a teacher and an eminently successful writer for the young. The Golden Pharaoh received the Award of the City of Vienna for the best juvenile of 1958 and was among the honor books chosen in the Andersen Award for 1958. Translated from the German vy Frances Lobb.« less