Horrible Histories: Awesome Egyptians (Classic Edition) Award-winning team

by Terry Deary (author), Peter Hepplewhite (author), and Martin Brown (illustrator)

Suitable for 8 - 12 years

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They’re not called the Awesome Egyptians for nothing! The foul pharaohs and their suffering slaves got up to all sorts of terrible tricks. Read this book to…

  • Meet some fabulous pharaohs… and their mummies
  • Make revolting recipes for 3000 year old sweets
  • Discover which king had the most blackheads
  • Find out why some pharaohs wore false beards
  • Learn to become an Ancient Egyptian in 10 not-so-easy steps!

If you like your history horrible, the Awesome Egyptians and their moaning mummies have it all wrapped up! Aaaarrrrgh!

Product Details


Horrible Histories







Date published

May 7th, 2007

Other details

  • 144 pages




Terry Deary

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Martin Brown

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  1. tomgates27
    on 10 May 2014

    this book is great

    5out of 5
  2. Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014

    this sure was awesome, watch out for funny jokes and gory stories!!

  3. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    its interesting and fun to read and it gives a lot of facts for history etc

    4out of 5
  4. pinkxxbibs
    on 4 March 2014

    Horrible histories is so interesting and gory

  5. Venera2
    on 4 March 2014

    soo funny!

    5out of 5
  6. preciousone
    on 9 March 2013

    A good book!

    5out of 5
  7. ninjastickman
    on 6 March 2013

    Terry Deary has made a brilliant, educational set of books! They teach you all about how the people of the past live! I would recommend an age range of 8-12 for this book

    5out of 5
  8. ellie-melay27
    on 6 March 2013

    a good and funny way to learn about the Egyptians, i have all of the different books and i really enjoy all the different series!

  9. bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  10. catlover96
    on 6 March 2013

    Horrible Histories are by FAR the funniest way to learn about history. Pretty awesome!

  11. Sherlock25
    on 4 March 2013

    Makes you want to read more! better than history lessons :)

  12. salimisra
    on 7 March 2012

    i thought that this book was asweom and i loveddddddddddddddddddd it becausse i love the egyptions and mummies and all of that stuff, the best book iver, i recomend it to all readers

    5out of 5
  13. Flissy22
    on 2 March 2012

    the picyures in the book make some of the info easy to understand.

  14. angelslater
    on 2 March 2012

    this book was good but also has some disgusting bits in