Treasures of Tutankhamon: And the Egyptian Museum of CairoHardback
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- Publisher: White Star
- Format: Hardback | 280 pages
- Dimensions: 244mm x 334mm x 34mm | 2,141g
- Publication date: 25 October 2005
- Publication City/Country: Vercelli
- ISBN 10: 8854400688
- ISBN 13: 9788854400689
- Illustrations note: 490 colour illustrations
The boy pharaoh's vast store of tomb goods has intrigued the world not only for what it reveals, but also for the questions it raises about life in ancient Egypt. Interest in the pharaohs will rise again this year to meet the beginning of a two-year tour of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"-an exhibition of over 130 objects rarely seen outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.The museum's immense art and archaeological heritage comes alive, providing a broad background for those interested in the story of King Tutankhamun and in Egypt's past from the formation of the first unitary state in the Nile Valley to the Roman conquest. Complete with comprehensive descriptions of the famous grave goods of Tutankhamun and the treasures of Tanis, the book dedicates ample space to the pyramid sites of Giza, Saqqarah, and Dahshur, the royal tombs of Thebes, and the temple of Karnak. Here is an authoritative and elegant itinerary through the world's greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities in one volume.
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Alessia Amenta obtained a Ph.D. in Egyptology from La Sapienza University in Rome and has participated in several excavations in Egypt. Araldo de Luca has published his photographs in Tutankhamun: The Eternal Splendors of the Boy Pharaoh (2000), Illustrated Guide to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (2001), Egyptian Treasures: The Valley of the Kings (2001), Rameses II (2002), The Treasures of the Pyramids (2003), and Pompeii (2004).