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    Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery (METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART) (Hardback) By (author) Susan J. Allen, By (author) James P. Allen, Photographs by Harry Burton

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    DescriptionThis richly illustrated book of vintage photographs commemorates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 1336--1327 B.C.). These photographs, documenting every stage in the process of discovery, were taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton. Burton was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition when he was "lent" to Howard Carter, the famed excavator of Tutankhamun's tomb. From the rock-cut steps leading down to the entrance passage, to the opening of the sealed chambers inside, to the first view of the contents of the tomb and the removal of the objects, Burton's beautiful black-and-white photographs show thousands of the richly made and decorated objects found in the tomb. Carefully reproduced from Burton's original prints, the photographs are accompanied by new descriptive text written by two prominent Egyptologists with extensive knowledge of the history of Tutankhamun and the contents of his tomb.


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    Title
    Tutankhamun's Tomb
    Subtitle
    The Thrill of Discovery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susan J. Allen, By (author) James P. Allen, Photographs by Harry Burton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 103
    Width: 258 mm
    Height: 312 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300120264
    ISBN 10: 0300120265
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1920
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000, HIS002030, HIS051000
    DC22: 932.014, 932/.014
    LC classification: DT87.5 .B868 2006
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC region code: 3.1.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHC, NHG, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    85 duotone illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    James Allen is curator and Susan Allen is senior research associate in the Department of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.