Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharoah

Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharoah


By (author) David Murdoch, Illustrated by Chris Forsey, Illustrated by Anne Yvonne Gilbert, Illustrated by Eric Thomas

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  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 276mm x 5mm | 264g
  • Publication date: 29 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 075133748X
  • ISBN 13: 9780751337488
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), facsims., map, ports.

Product description

In this text, accompany two archaeologists; Howard Carter and Theodore Davis, as they discover the tomb of the boy king, Tutankhamun and the exquisite treasures inside it. Learn about his life and death, from coming to power at the age of nine, to his elaborate burial nine years later. The text also examines the lives of Egyptians, their gods and religion and attitude towards the pharaoh.

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Author information

David Murdoch is a principal teaching fellow in the History department of the University of Leeds. His previous titles include Eyewitness Guides: Cowboy and Eyewitness Guides: North American Indian which won the New York City Library's Teenage Book of the Year award in 1995.

Table of contents

This discovery; the characters; the Valley of the Kings; the hidden steps; breaking through; the antechamber; the burial chamber; the treasury; the annexe; unwrapping the mummy; treasures of the tomb; the journey to the tomb; "wonderful things"; life and times of Tutankhamun; the kingdom of the Nile; gods and religion; the pharaoh; who was Tutankhamun?; mummies and embalming; the archaeologists at work.