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    The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs (Complete) (Hardback) By (author) C.N. Reeves, By (author) Richard H. Wilkinson

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    DescriptionThis account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically. Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs - such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and Tuthmosis IV - this valley contains some 80 tombs which were dug at the climax of Egyptian power more than 3000 years ago. The account includes full descriptions of over 80 tombs, complete with factfiles, lists of contents and computer-generated perspective cutaway views. It describes the burials and mummies of famous pharaohs, from Tutankhamun and gives a blow-by-blow account of the rediscovery of the tombs, from Greek and Roman times to Howard Carter and the present day. It details the latest research by the international teams in the valley, including the discovery of the tomb for the sons of Ramesses the Great. The planning and ritual purpose of the tombs is also described, from the royal workforce to the scenes from the mysterious "afterlife" books adorning the tomb wall. A full reference section, including a guide to visiting the valley, is also given.


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    Title
    The Complete Valley of the Kings
    Subtitle
    Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C.N. Reeves, By (author) Richard H. Wilkinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,061 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500050804
    ISBN 10: 0500050805
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    DC20: 932
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HDD, HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 932
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT73.B44 R43 1996, DT73.B44R4
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHC, NKD, NHHA
    Illustrations note
    532 illustrations, 76 in colour
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "A richly illustrated, reasonably priced account of the burial sites of Egypt's greatest rulers."
    Back cover copy
    Here is the definitive account of the Valley of the Kings, visited by millions of tourists and famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. Some eighty tombs were dug in the valley at the height of Egyptian power more than 3,000 years ago, their chambers stocked with incredible treasures and decorated with magnificent wall paintings. It was here, in 1922, that Howard Carter stumbled upon the virtually intact tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun. Recently the valley has made international headlines with the discovery of the burial chapels of Ramesses the Great's many sons; The Complete Valley of the Kings is the first book to publish an account of these remarkable findings. Reeves and Wilkinson, both acknowledged authorities on the valley, bring together the art, archaeology and history in one exciting account.