Chariot to Heaven
© Jaromir Malek 2011
Ipi and Meryt never saw the man in a blue cloak again and he made no attempt to harm them. The incredible sequence of adventures seemed like a dream but the fine dagger which the man dropped during his hasty retreat from Meryt's home reminded them that it had really happened.
The only real heroine in the story of intrigue, deceit, vengeance and murder was Meryt's cat, Nedjmet. But she was quite unaware of the role she had played in the events surrounding the death of King Tutankhamun and, quite frankly, she would not have cared in any case. The priorities of cats are quite unlike those of people.
Tutankhamun's mummy rested in his tomb for more than 3,000 years until, early in November 1922, its peace was shattered when the tomb was opened by the British archaeologist Howard Carter. But that is another story.