Tutankhamun: The Untold Story

Tutankhamun: The Untold Story

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By (author) Thomas Hoving

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  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham
  • ISBN 10: 0815411863
  • ISBN 13: 9780815411864
  • Sales rank: 758,680

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Former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Hoving recounts Howard Carter's search for Tut's tomb, and the international confrontations that followed, as Carter kept other archeologists away from his find, Carter's partner died shortly after the discovery thereby starting rumors of a curse, and the Egyptian government fought to keep the treasure in their country.

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Thomas Hoving is the author of Making the Mummies Dance and Art for Dummies. He is the former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lives in New York City.

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In this book, which may mark a new literary genre, art adventure, Mr. Hoving makes some startling disclosures that tarnish the image not only of the tomb's heroes [Carter and Carnarvon]... but of his very own museum. The book reads like a thriller, exuding like incense the heady atmosphere of the Valley of the Kings and thick with art, historical, and psychological insight. The Christian Science Monitor Thomas Hoving's Tutankhamun: The Untold Story is another excellent account of the excavation. -- David Mattin Times London