The Making of Papyrus

Who was Queen Tiye?

Inside the history of Papyrus

In Papyrus, I describe Tiye as a Nubian commoner who married Amenhotep III, and I describe Tutankhamun as the last of their four known sons. Both of these portrayals are somewhat controversial. I’ll take up the Tutankhamun issue in another post. Here, I briefly discuss Tiye.

Origin of the Idea

Inside the history of Papyrus

The original idea for Papyrus came to me one afternoon in 1983 when I was wandering through some of the less-glamorous exhibits in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum and spotted a potential way for thieves to break in.

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