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    DescriptionThe discovery of Tutankhamun's treasure-filled tomb is one of the greatest events in modern archeology. It is also a story so filled with intrigues, accusations, international imbroglios, and lasting scandals that it forever altered the way archaeological expeditions were organized and conducted. Hoving's Tutankhamun focuses on Howard Carter, the archaeologist who persisted for six years in his search in the Valley of the Kings for Tutankhamun's tomb. Other major figures in the discovery include: Carter's patron Lord Carnarvon, who died shortly after entering the tomb, thus kindling rumors of a curse; Carter's rival Pierre Lacau, a French Jesuit who headed the Antiquities Service in Cairo and did everything he could to ruin Carter and deny his claim; the Egyptian authorities determined to keep the artifacts of their national heritage in their country; and Arthur Weigall and other Egyptologists who felt slighted by Carter's refusal to admit experts anywhere near his discovery.


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    Title
    Tutankhamun
    Subtitle
    The Untold Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Hoving
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780815411864
    ISBN 10: 0815411863
    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
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    DC21: 932.014092
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS009000, HIS002030
    DC22: 932.014092
    Publisher
    Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    02 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    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. Christian Science Monitor Thomas Hoving's Tutankhamun: The Untold Story is another excellent account of the excavation. -- David Mattin Times London