There weren’t many things I couldn’t find out about ancient Egypt, but there were a few. Those things I made up. Historians do that all the time. History is a lot of facts and figures that have survived from the past. Historians interpret this in their own way. One historian might have quite different ideas about what particular facts mean. Even if there is an account of a historical event (like a battle for instance) that was written at the time by an eyewitness, we can’t be sure that it is completely accurate. The writer might have wanted to make it sound like his people didn’t lose as badly as they really did.

With history from such a long time ago as the history of ancient Egypt, there are lots of gaps. Sometimes there are no paintings, carvings or writings that have survived about a particular person or event. What historians do then is they make a best guess. They might know what happened at a similar event in a different place or a different time, so they guess what would have happened at the unrecorded place and time. Sometimes archaeologists will find the remains of a new building, or a new tomb or statue will be unearthed and it will change historians’ ideas about things completely. That’s the exciting thing about history. Just because it happened in the past doesn’t mean we know everything. There are always new things waiting to be discovered. So, could the things that happen to Ramose in the stories really have happened? I don’t really know, but I’ve done my research, I’ve thought of a story and I’ve put the two together. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether I’ve done a good job or not.