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    DescriptionPenned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this comprehensive and fully illustrated new study reviews the current state of our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun in light of the latest investigations and newest technology. Zahi Hawass places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history, unraveling the intricate and much debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period. He also succinctly explains the religious background and complex beliefs in the afterlife that defined and informed many features of Tutankhamun's tomb. The history of the exploration of the Valley of the Kings is discussed, as well as the background and mutual relationships of the main protagonists. The tomb and the most important finds are described and illustrated, and the modern X-raying and CT-scanning of the king's mummy are presented in detail. The description of the latest DNA examination of the mummies of Tutankhamun and members of his family is one of the most absorbing parts of the book and demonstrates that scientific methods may produce results that cannot be paralleled by traditional Egyptology.


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    Title
    Discovering Tutankhamun
    Subtitle
    From Howard Carter to DNA
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zahi A. Hawass
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 1,293 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789774166372
    ISBN 10: 977416637X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, ART015060
    DC22: 932/.014
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAE
    DC23: 932.014092
    LC classification: DT87.5 .H3756 2013
    Illustrations note
    160 Colour
    Publisher
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    15 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cairo
    Author Information
    Zahi Hawass is one of the world's best known Egyptologists, and a former Egyptian minister of state for antiquities. He is the author of many books on ancient Egypt, including several on Tutankhamun.
    Review quote
    "This is a work by a man who passionately loves Egypt's past and is not afraid of controversy. There is nothing like reading a book that contains first-hand recollections and impressions, bringing to life an exacting academic topic. Dr Hawass does this in masterly fashion." - from the Foreword by Jaromir Malek