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    DescriptionIt has been almost three decades since the first traveling exhibition of Tutankhamun's treasures drew nearly 10 million viewers and sparked worldwide Tut-mania. Now, celebrating this priceless collection's new tour of Europe and the United States, National Geographic presents a jewel-like little book featuring more than 30 of its finest pieces. Based on the official catalog, captured in lavish detail and magnificent color, here are objects from Tutankhamun, whose tomb yielded the richest trove of all, and other 18th-Dynasty pharaohs. These superbly crafted artifacts offer vivid insight into the skill, artistry, and astonishing sophistication of Egyptian culture's golden age. Intricate jewelry glitters with precious gems, stylized statues summon ancient gods, lifelike busts bring long-dead kings and queens back to life, while vivid paintings and bas-relief panels depict not just great events but everyday scenes as well. Zahi Hawass contributes a concise history of Tutankhamun's world. The book also examines new research that provides unprecedented information about the boy king's life, his exact age, and the mystery of his death, highlighted by a unique forensic reconstruction that uses state-of-the-art CT-scan data to recreate Tut's face. A charming memento of a stunning exhibition, the Souvenir Book gazes back across the millennia to show us the astonishing splendor of a great civilization at its pinnacle.


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    Title
    Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
    Subtitle
    A Souvenir Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zahi A. Hawass
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 154 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780792253112
    ISBN 10: 0792253116
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A17602000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 932.014, 932.014092
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DT87.5 .H395 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    50 full-colour illustrations, plus map & timeline
    Publisher
    National Geographic Society
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Society
    Publication date
    04 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover, PA
    Author Information
    Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities as well as one of National Geographic's Explorers-in-Residence, is credited with such monumental discoveries as the tombs of the Giza pyramid builders and the Valley of the Golden Mummies, which inspired a best-selling book. He has been a consultant for film, television, and magazines, and he lectures throughout the world. In 2000, Hawass received the Distinguished Scholar award from the Association of Egyptian American Scholars. Kenneth Garrett, a specialist in archaeology, paleontology, and ancient cultures, has photographed archaeological sites and subjects worldwide on assignment for National Geographic. His work has also been featured in many books, including two of Dr. Hawass's previous works.