The Mummy's Tomb
By Stephanie Spinner
Fasten your seat belts, please, says a voice over the loudspeaker. Flight 216 to Cairo is now ready for takeoff.
The jet soars into the clouds, and you think again how lucky you are. You're on your way to Egypt with your aunt Dottie. She's an archaeologist - someone who studies ancient civilizations. Mummies are her specialty.
Dottie is searching for a necklace that was buried thousands of years ago in the tomb of a Pharaoh - an ancient Egyption king. She's described it to you many times. It's golden, and in its center is a crystal scarab - a special charm worn by the ancient Egyptions.
Now, as you fly toward Egypt, she tells you why she wants to find the necklace so much.