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    DescriptionOn 6 January 1907 a mysterious tomb was uncovered in the Valley of the Kings by English archaeologist Edward R. Ayrton, digging on behalf of Theodore M. Davis. Initially identified as the burial of Amenophis III's queen Tiye (Tiyi), on the basis of a spectacular gilded shrine which formed part of the burial equipment, the body itself was later recognised as that of a man buried in a coffin adapted for the use of an Amarna-period pharoah. Was this the mummy of Akhenaten himself, as some at the time believed? Or the body of Akhenaten's mysterious co-regent, Smenkhkare? Almost a century later, Tomb 55 (as it is now generally known) continues to baffle archaeologist and Egyptologist alike. "The Tomb of Queen Tiyi", which first appeared in 1910, was Davis's official account of the enigmatic Tomb 55 discovery, and remains a crucial source both for the Amarna period and for Valley of the Kings studies generally. It is here republished with Davis's equally fundamental "The Tomb of Siphtah", which details the excavator's discoveries of 1905-7 - among them the extraordinary 'animal tombs' and the 'Gold Tomb', one of the greatest caches of 19th Dynasty jewellery ever found.

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    The Tomb of Siphtah: AND The Tomb of Queen Tiyi
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    By (author) Theodore M. Davis
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 800 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715630730
    ISBN 10: 0715630733

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    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2001
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    Theodore M. Davis (1837-1915) was a wealthy American financier and lawyer and one of the key figures in the history of archaeological exploration in the Valley of the Kings. He had the reputation of uncovering a new tomb every season, and his finds now fill a gallery in the Cairo Museum.