WHY I WROTE THIS THE WAY I DID...
When I go the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (which is often) I LOVE to lose myself in the Egyptian wing of the museum. Though I've been going since I was a child, it never bores me. The artifacts are so unusual it seems some deep mysteries must be behind them. I chose to write about Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti because they intrigue me the most. I saw the bust of Nefertiti when it came to the museum and couldn't believe I was really seeing it. The legend that she dressed as a man and ruled after her husband died seemed so cool.
This image of Akhenaten and Nefertiti and their children feature importantly in The Cursed Scarab.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Dr. Bey lifted something heavy from a drawer and placed it on the table. “Could that gold plate really be what I think it is?” Professor Mason asked, clearly amazed. “Akhenaten and Nefertiti with their children under the rays of Aten,” Dr. Bey said. Taylor studied the picture. A man and woman sat facing each other. They wore identical cone shaped crowns. They held five children in their arms and on their laps. Above them was a sun disc with twelve rays beaming down on the royal couple and their children. “Why do the people look so strange?” Taylor asked Dr. Bey. “The style is so different from other ancient Egyptian artwork I’ve seen. The children just look like shrunken adults. The sun even resembles some kind of machine.”
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The Haunted Museum
The cursed scarab
Synopsis: When Taylor helps stop a robbery at The Haunted Museum, the ancient scarab she picks up doesn't want to let her go. Mysterious people follow her from the U.S. all the way to Egypt. Her dreams (or are they visions?) take her far into the past and show her terrifying secrets long buried in desert sands. None of it makes sense, and no one seems to believe that anything out of the ordinary is happening.