About the book: Anubis, the god of mummification, takes the reader on a boat journey through the mythological ancient Egyptian dark lands—the twelve hours of darkness—where Ra battles against the forces of chaos to be reborn again at sunrise. Like a good tour guide, Anubis shares fascinating facts and stories about ancient Egypt throughout the trip. School Library Journal … [Read more...] about Excerpt from ANUBIS SPEAKS! A GUIDE TO THE AFTERLIFE BY THE EGYPTIAN GOD OF THE DEAD
Yesterday, we had a sold-out workshop for children at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities at Emory University. During the first part of the program, I gave an "Anubis Speaks" tour through the galleries, focusing on some of the not so well-known depictions of the god of embalming. The one up top, for example, shows an atypical … [Read more...] about Talking Anubis and Making Masks
In celebration of its upcoming release, I'm giving away three signed copies of Anubis Speaks! A Guide to the Afterworld by the Egyptian God of the Dead. The School Library Journal calls Anubis's narration "wickedly funny" and says it is stuffed with an "incredible wealth of interesting detail." It also predicts that it's "sure to be a … [Read more...] about Win a Signed Copy of Anubis Speaks!
While at docent training yesterday with Dr. Peter Lacovara on all the new pieces in the Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern galleries at the Carlos Museum, I took the opportunity to start taking notes for my "Anubis Tour." After all, Anubis Speaks! releases in just a matter of … [Read more...] about Anubis Prepares for His Grand Entrance
Elizabeth Hornor models the prototype for the 3-D Anubis masks we'll be making... This, my friends, is why I love my job (well, it's not really my job, it's more of my passion, but you know what I mean, right?). Today, I met at the Carlos Museum with local artist Pam Beagle as well as Elizabeth Hornor and Nina West from the museum's education department … [Read more...] about 3-D Mask of Anubis