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    House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari (Conservation and Cultural Heritage Series) (Paperback) By (author) John K McDonald

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    DescriptionNefertari, the favorite queen of Ramses II, was buried about 3200 years ago in the most exquisitely decorated tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Queens. Discovered in 1904, the tomb had deteriorated to a disastrous extent when emergency consolidation began in 1986. The six-year conservation project was completed in 1992 and in November 1995 the tomb was reopened to visitors. In this fascinating exploration of the tomb, McDonald takes the reader through each chamber, describing the hieroglyphic messages depicted in the brilliant wall paintings, and discussing the images within the context of the Egyptian belief system. The study also offers insights into the life of Nefertari, the development and symbolism of royal tombs, construction and decoration of the tombs, and the Getty Conservation Institute's role in restoring and stabilizing the wall paintings. This premier volume in the Culture and Conservation series is punctuated with historic black-and-white and more recent color photographs that illustrate the vibrant beauty of the wall paintings and the extent of their restoration. Visitors to the tomb and the armchair traveler will find this an excellent resource for understanding Nefertari's journey to the afterlife.


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    Title
    House of Eternity
    Subtitle
    The Tomb of Nefertari
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John K McDonald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 116
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892364152
    ISBN 10: 0892364157
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    BISAC V2.8: ARC000000
    DC21: 932.014
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, ART015010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DT73.V34 M35 1996
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (some colour), colour map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York