I'm still in Amelia Peabody book # 14. The Painted Queen. Which was finished by Barbara Mertz's best friend after Barbara died. Barbara is Elizabeth Peters' one of her pseudonyms as is Barbara Michael's.
This story is about the sculptured head if Nefertiti. Which in real life was stolen? by the discover aka archeologist who found it. Her head made it to Germany and even today Egypt wants it back. Very interesting history.
Book 14 is true in certain aspects. Barbara Mertz went to tremendous lengths to use fact over fiction. Many names of real people are used in her books. As are the techniques used by the archeologists. Historians also proofed the books for historic accuracy.
The times she writes about in Egypt and other countries have also been give a going over by historians.
I read lots of historic books. The Amelia Peabody stories sure ring true. In fact I would love the main characters to have all been true. 8-)
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