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The mummified remains of King Tut’s children

Friday, April 5th, 2013

I like writing fiction! It doesn’t have to be based on facts!
However Professor Payne’s Intrepid Time Travelers is based on historical facts mixed with fiction for entertainment. As many of you know King Tutankhamen died a young man. It is believed he was around eighteen years old.
The reason this young man is famous has nothing to do with any outstanding achievements he accomplished in his short life. The only reason he continues to live on in history is the fact that his tomb was not discovered and vandalized for 3,000 years! It was discovered intact with its incredible treasures!
So when I started researching the boy king I was impressed with the artifacts that were discovered in his tomb. His coffin and death mask were covered in gold and precious jewels. Many of his belongings were buried with him to assist the young pharaoh in his journey to the afterlife. But what caught my attention was a wooden box. Inside this box were two small coffins. They had been placed there, head to foot, side by side.
Once opened it was discovered that each coffin had another coffin inside of it. They were covered with a gold foil. When the archeologists opened the coffins they found two tiny mummies. It is thought that the remains of King Tut’s still born twin babies had been discovered!
It is amazing that the mummies are decorated to depict the babies as adult with similar characteristics of other Pharaoh’s and their coffins. Explore to see images of the mummified remains of King Tutankhamen’s twin children!

A Contest!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

I have five paperback books of Professor Payne’s Intrepid Time Travelers sitting, just sitting, on my desk waiting for someone to read them. So…I have decided to have a little contest…
Hatshepsut is the Pharaoh Queen of Egypt. Can you name her father, brother and step son?
The first five to email the correct answer will win a book!
My email is
Good luck!!

What happened to Senenmut?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Welcome to my new web site! A huge thank you to Monkey C Media in San Diego for building this incredible site for Professor Payne and his intrepid time travelers!

I have had limited experience with time travel. In 1977 my sixth grade class built a time machine and we recorded the events that followed. You can see the video on my website under The Series.

What happened to Senenmut? That is the question everyone keeps asking me. Senenmut is a fascinating figure in Egyptian history. During the reign of Hatsheput, he was a powerful man in her court. It is believed that he was the Pharaoh Queen’s lover, her daughter’s teacher and a very gifted architect. Senenmut is credited with supervising the construction of the Queen’s mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri and the erection of the obelisks at the temple of Amun-Re, located at Karnak. He fell out of the Queen’s favor and disappeared during the final years of her reign.

Professor Payne is determined to find out what happened to the traitor…

And so it begins…

Monday, October 29th, 2012

I’m just not a patient person. I finally finished Professor Payne’s Intrepid Time Travelers and wanted it published now, today, this minute…
I have learned that nothing moves quickly in the world of publishers. The hardest part is finding an agent. The query letter is your golden ticket. In a couple of short paragraphs you have to sell your book to a complete stranger. I have never written or published anything. I am novice.
And who wants to experiment with an unknown author?
So I decided to edit the book, indie publish it and even print it in paperback. I put together my business plan, made a few crucial decisions and finally put the book out to the public. Since I’m fairly certain I don’t have 1000 friends, I’m hopeful that a few “strangers” have read the book, perhaps enjoyed it?
If you are out there, I would love to hear from you!