New Edition of Awful Egyptians


Terry Deary

Original title

The Awful Egyptians


Martin Brown

Cover artist

Martin Brown


Main Series



Publication date

20th of March 2006


128 (Original), 144 (Book Makeover), 240 (New Edition)

Chapter count



9781407135755 (new edition)

Awful Egyptians is a book by Terry Deary published in 2006. It is based on the Ancient Egyptians.

Makeover Edition of Awful Egyptians

In 2008, Awful Egyptians was republished with a new look and new content along with the other books in the original series. It is going to have a 20th anniversary edition revised for younger readers in 2013

The title page has the following dedication;

In fond memory of Rosemary Bromley, 1922-2005, without whom Horrible Histories would not have been written. TD

Book DescriptionEdit

Think you would have liked being an Ancient Egyptian? Not after you’ve read this book! Discover the disgusting details of their groovy gods, their potty pyramids and (of course!) their mad mummies. Find out how a hunted hippo got his own back on a foul pharaoh! Discover the truth about cool queen Cleo and the curse of Tutankhaumun! There’s also a Top Ten of funny pharaohs, a Mad Mummies quiz and lots of foul facts about the messy mistakes the Egyptians made before becoming mummy-making experts. History has never been so horrible!


Additional infoEdit

  • Item format: Book Paper or Softback
  • ISBN: 9781407104201
  • 144 pages
  • For ages 8+
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