Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt -- and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards and many other intriguing samples.


-- an extravagantly gilded cover, featuring a raised Horus hawk pendant with three encrusted gems -- a playable game of Senet -- ancient Egyptian checkers -- including board, pieces, original-style dice, and rules -- a souvenir booklet showing how to read simple hieroglyphs -- a scrap of textured "mummy cloth" -- a facsimile of the gilded mummy mask of King Tut -- a gilded eye-of-Horus amulet with a "jewel" at the end. Also tell's you about how Emily Sands discovered Tutunkarmon.

Afterword Edit

Rich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, EGYPTOLOGY concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy. Discover the wonders of ancient Egypt through a fascinating journal from a lost expedition -- a treasure trove of fact and fantasy featuring a novelty element on every spread.


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Insert Page

Author: Emily Sands.

Editor: Dugald A. Steer.

Illustrators: Nghiem Ta, Ian Andrew, Nick Harris and Helen Ward.


  • USA Price- $19.99
  • First Release- November 2004
  • Age Range- 8 years old and above
  • Grade Range- Grade 3 and up
  • Hardcover (only)
  • Number of Pages- 32
  • Size- 10" x 11-13/16"


  • 1.Quill Awards Nominee.
  • 2.Chicago Public Library Best Books for Children and Teens.
  • 3.ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.
  • 4.USA Today, "Top 150 Best-selling Books" List.
  • 5.Anita Shreve, author of The Pilot's Wife.

See AlsoEdit



Candlewick's Order Page

Egyptology edit
"Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris" • "The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt" • "Egyptology: Code-Writing Kit"
Main Books edit
"Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons" • "Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris" • "Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin" • "Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion" • "Mythology: Greek Gods, Heroes & Monsters" • "Monsterology: The Complete Book of Monstrous Creatures" • "Spyology: The Complete Book of Spycraft" • "Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus" • "Vampireology: The True History of the Fallen" • "Alienology: The Complete Guide to Extraterrestrials" • "Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic" • "Dinosaurology: The Search for a Lost World"