Part of a series which tells the tribulations of a young fisherman, Papyrus, and the princess Theti-Cheri, daughter of the Pharaoh Merenptha, in a very precise reconstruction of old Egypt: the XIXth dynasty. Mischievous Papyrus saves the princess, becoming her friend and protector. They plan a journey to Abou-Simbel, the princess and Papyrus face two bands of plunderers, who are after the treasure of the temple of Ramses!
Lucien De Gieter started off in the graphic novel world as writer for SPIROU Newspaper, in 1961. He launched his first series, entitled 'Pony,' and collaborated notably with Peyo in the inking of the 'Smurfs.' In 1974, the first drawings of 'Papyrus' were published in SPIROU. This Egyptian saga quickly became very popular among children.