Rhetoric and Composition Department
Description or Abstract
A lone Necropolis guard, Hassan, decides to take a short trip to the abandoned hillside community of Qurna where his mother was from, only to find himself traveling through the ancient Egyptian underworld to make up for sins that precede his lifetime. To make it back to the land of the living, he’ll have to dodge fire-breathing serpents, survive a boiling lake, and collect offerings to present to the spirits of three nobles. But Hassan isn’t alone. A friendly, familiar face guides him as he confronts the harsh reality that his beloved grandparents possibly were not as faultless as he once thought.
underworld, history, ancient Egypt, Qurna, ancestors, Duat
Special thanks to Professor Gretchen McCullough for her support, encouragement, and feedback. Also, special thanks to the Rare Books and Special Collections Library for inspiring the idea.
Abouelnasr, Maya, "The Necropolis Guard" (2023). Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 111.