The Royal Tombs of Egypt: The Art of Thebes Revealed

The Royal Tombs of Egypt: The Art of Thebes Revealed


By (author) Zahi A. Hawass, By (author) Sandro Vannini

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 316 pages
  • Dimensions: 278mm x 322mm x 28mm | 2,522g
  • Publication date: 4 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500513228
  • ISBN 13: 9780500513224
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 345,463

Product description

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 immortality.

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Author information

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 & Hudson.

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 Equipment.