Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King

Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King


By (author) Joyce Tyldesley

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  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 22mm | 314g
  • Publication date: 25 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1861971664
  • ISBN 13: 9781861971661
  • Sales rank: 845,685

Product description

Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king and his development into a cultural icon with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen's Curse is designed to appeal to the widest of readerships, from general readers and history fans to students of Egyptology and archaeology.

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Author information

Joyce Tyldesley's books include acclaimed biographies of Rameses the Great, and the queens Hatchepsut and Nefertiti. She is the author of Egypt: How a Lost Civilization Was Rediscovered, which accompanied a major BBC television series. Her books have been published all over the world. She lives in Bolton, Lancashire.

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"'Tyldesley's strength has always been her storytelling, and here she is on top form' (Sunday Telegraph) 'This excellent biography scores with a wealth of splendid detail.' (Independent) '[An] engaging reconstruction of [King Tutankhamen's] tomb discovery, family and life. Fluent in her subject, Tyldesley gives her own spin to the story in order to get beyond the sensational nonsense.... Tyldesley does an admirable detective job of reconstructing the boy king's narrative.' (Kirkus reviews)"