Originally published in 1888 this historical novel tells of the young prince Amuba who is enslaved by a capturing army and finds friendship in the house of an Egyptian high priest where be becomes the companion of the high priest's son Chebron. When Chebron accidentally kills the cat designated as the sacred cat of the great temple of Bubastues the two must flee to Amuba's homeland of Rebu. Set in 1250 BCE this story offers an evocative look at the ancient Egyptian world, fascinating an accurate details about Egyptian religion and geography, the methods by which the Nile was used for irrigation, and the ways the Egyptians made war and were prepared for burial are interwoven into the narrative.
A young Egyptian accidentally kills a sacred cat and must flee from an angry mob. Set in 1250 B.C., the time of Moses, this thrilling adventure also features fascinating details about Egyptian religion and geography, the methods by which the Nile was used for irrigation, and how the Egyptians were prepared for burial.
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In 1250 B.C. the teenaged son of the Egyptian high priest sets off a series of harrowing events when he accidentally kills the sacred cat of Bubastes and, accompanied by his sister and two foreign slaves, embarks on a dangerous journey to find safe haven beyond the borders of Egypt.… (more)