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The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure

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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ISBN 9780500278109
Barcode 9780500278109
Published 1 September 1995 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Paperback, New edition
Author(s) By Reeves, Nicholas
Foreword by Carnarvon, The Seventh Earl of
Series Complete
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ISBN-13 9780500278109
ISBN-10 0500278105
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 1995
International Publication Date 29 August 1995
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Reeves, Nicholas
Foreword by Carnarvon, The Seventh Earl of
Series Complete
Category World History: BCE To C 500 CE
African History
Archaeology By Period / Region
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 192mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 730g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Egypt - Antiquities.
NBS Text Archaeology
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
Dewey Code 932.014
Catalogue Code 262443

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Bound to book you on the 'boy-king' and his rich tomb all over again.

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Author's Bio

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.

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