Theti-Cheri, daughter of the Pharaoh, and her protector Papyrus are on a mission to bring back to Thebes the mummies of 10 archers - long-dead warriors of Pharaoh Sekenenra-Taa, honoured for their sacrifice against the Hyksos invaders. But the mummies lie in the desert, domain of the God Seth, and the malevolent deity will use the dead themselves in his attempt to destroy the intruders. Separated from the expedition, Papyrus and Theti-Cheri will have to fend off wave after wave of evil mummies in order to survive and carry out their sacred mission.
Lucien De Gieter started off in the graphic-novel world as a writer for Spirou magazine, in 1961. He launched his first series, Pony,A" and collaborated with Peyo in the inking of the Smurfs.A" But it was with Tooot and Puit,A" the adventures of a young Japanese fisherman and a siren, that he gained his reputation as an author. In 1974, the first PapyrusA" strips were published in Spirou. This Egyptian saga quickly became very popular.