The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure
The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its treasures, has exerted a hold on the popular imagination ever since its discovery in 1922. This book is a detailed and comprehensive study of the archaeological discovery that has until now remained only a partly told story.
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|Library of Congress
||Egypt - Antiquities.
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The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its treasures, has exerted a hold over the popular imagination ever since its discovery in 1922. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of this great archaeological discovery. The story of the boy-king, buried in splendour at the height of Egyptian civilization; the determined quest for his tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon; the unforeseen riches eventually revealed - these are important events in the history of archaeology. However, despite the publicity at the time of the discovery and since - made more intriguing by the linking of Carnarvon's early death with the legend of the pharoah's curse - it remains a story only partly told. Carter never produced a complete account of his excavations. The Tutankhamun exhibitions of the 1960's and 1970's generated a spate of books but none added significantly to what Carter had already published about the tomb. This book is a revealing account of the subject.
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||Bound to book you on the 'boy-king' and his rich tomb all over again.
A renowned Egyptologist and one of the world's leading experts on the period, Nicholas Reeves was for several years a Curator in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum.