The Royal Tombs of Egypt

The Royal Tombs of Egypt : The Art of Thebes Revealed

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The Valley of the Kings is famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. Many of the royal tombs contain astonishing wall paintings of the king with various gods and goddesses, as well as papyri, mummies, decorated coffins and other artifacts. Here, now is the first ever book to reproduce the wall paintings and murals in full. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout, this volume allows the reader to join the pharaohs of the New Kingdom on their journey to more

Product details

  • Hardback | 316 pages
  • 278 x 322 x 28mm | 2,522.01g
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 colour illustrations
  • 0500513228
  • 9780500513224
  • 415,881

Table of contents

Introduction; I. The Architecture of the Royal Tombs; II. The King and the Gods; III. The Book of What Is In the Underworld; IV. The Book of Gates; V. The Litany of Re; VI. The Book of the Dead; VII. The Book of Caverns; VIII. Books of the Heavens; IX. Book of the Earth; X. Royal Tomb more

About Zahi A. Hawass

Zahi Hawass is General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt. He has written scores of books on the archaeology of ancient Egypt, including his memoir Secrets in the Sand, also published by Thames & more