An archaeological discovery in an Egyptian tomb leads to the amazing story of ayoung princess who is chosen to reign as Pharaoh by three unidentified hoodedfigures. In Secret of the Mummy, Bjorn Street tells an amazing tale about theyoung girl Hatshepsut who is devoted to her father, the Pharaoh Thutmosis I.She follows him to learn what will be required of her one day to lead hiskingdom. With the help of the High Priest Ani, Hatshepsut studies ancientscripture and practices elevating herself above her human form to attain thespiritual power needed to be a god on earth. Led by the Egyptian deity Amon,Hatshepsut transcends mortal boundaries and takes on the mantle of leadershipin spite of tragedies, intrigues, and plots by jealous officials.
This story is masterfully crafted by Bjorn Street to provide a vivid picture oflife during the reigns of Pharaoh Thutmosis I and his daughter Hatshepsut. At avery personal level, Secret of the Mummy offers a sympathetic look, through theeyes of an enlightened leader, at the lives of the common people and slavesduring this period. Hatshepsut does not see things from the perspective of apampered, entitled queen but rather as merely one person among many others. Sheenjoys the friendship of her ladies-in-waiting, loves a commoner deeply, andhas concerns regarding the conditions under which others live.
The questions created by the discovery of her tomb and especially oneparticular artifact are puzzling to the 'experts' from all over the world.Street uses a tremendous surprise to provide an explanation and opens the doorto even more unfathomable questions in this excellent book about intense loveand selflessness.