The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, the Tomb, the Royal TreasurePaperback
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- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 252mm x 15mm | 726g
- Publication date: 29 August 1995
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0500278105
- ISBN 13: 9780500278109
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: 519 illustrations, 65 in colour
- Sales rank: 169,280
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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Table of contents
Tutankhamun and his time; search and discovery; the archaeology of the tomb; Pharaoh's burial; treasures of the tomb; Tutankhamun, life, death and rebirth; the story of the tomb; the objects - where they were found; exhibitions and displays.