Book Details

 Who will become a mummy…
It’s 1324 BC in Egypt – the era of King Tut. The high priest Nebamun and his brother Iramen, the embalmer, are standing ready at the embalming slab.
Nebamun feels trapped and surrounded by death. Will he ever be able to escape his duty and be happy?
He could have lived a happy life, but today he must mummify a young woman and her daughter, drowned in the Nile reeds.
Mother and daughter will meet in the afterlife…

 What will they find in the tomb…
It’s 1874 AD, in Luxor, Egypt. Abdul and Karim, tomb-robbing brothers, stand knee-deep in the riches of ancient Egypt.
Abdul wants a new life, out of the dark, dismal tombs, and into the light.
Karim wants to become rich selling the possessions of the dead…
These characters’ lives are separated by thousands of years, and yet they are each connected by mysterious forces.

Luxor: Book of Past Lives takes you into the ancient past, containing details gleaned from countless historical accounts. It is a riveting tale of violence and greed, riches and poverty, and good and evil in the time of the pharaohs and beyond.
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This book captured me from the first page. This was a unique look at how the regular guy spent his life in ancient Egypt.” 5-star Amazon review
“Excellent Read! This really is a amazing book because it is based on research so to be taken back you are actually relieving what happened. I enjoyed this book very much the author did a wonderful job and I highly recommend it.”5-star Amazon review

It's not every day that you get transported back in time. History buffs would really enjoy this book because it takes you through a comparative element of two different time periods.” 5-star Amazon review


About the Author

Julie Bettendorf

Julie Bettendorf is a world traveler with a degree in archaeology and a background in history. She has traveled extensively throughout Egypt, Central America, South America,  Europe, and the United Kingdom, visiting archaeological and historical sites all along the way.

Julie has published two children’s books in an ongoing, beautifully illustrated travel series entitled Anthony Ant Goes to France and Anthony Ant Goes to Egypt. She has also published a work of historical fiction entitled Luxor: Book of Past Lives which has recently been released as an audiobook, read by renowned narrator Barry Shannon, available on Julie’s eclectic works are available in paperback, kindle, and nook editions on and

Currently, Julie is traveling around the US visiting ghost towns, ancient rock art sites, and archaeological wonders as part of research for her next book, titled Wandering Woman. Wandering Woman will be a state-by-state guide, full of photographs, historical anecdotes, and unique tips to help other women travel and explore solo across the US by car.

Julie enjoys writing freelance blogs, traveling frequently with her two adult children, and hiking outdoors with her faithful dog companion Rosie. 

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Also by Julie Bettendorf

Anthony Ant Goes to France
Anthony Ant Goes to Egypt