Tutankamun

Tutankamun : The Mystery of the Boy King

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Mysterious boy king Tutankhamun returns to the U.S. in 2008, bringing rare treasures never before seen outside Egypt. For the millions of fans wanting a keepsake and chronicle of this magnificent new exhibition, this book will delight.


Created by world-renowned art historians under the guidance of Zahi Hawass director of Egypt s Supreme Council of Antiquities and a well-known media personality it surveys 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history by focusing on the lives and lifestyles of great pharaohs. Master photographer Sandro Vannini spotlights every dazzling artefact, using an innovative technique that makes the image jump off the page. The book s design echoes the exhibition, grouping objects representing family life, religious practices, funerary rituals, and gold. In each artefact a queen s eye makeup container, a likeness of a princess eating duck, a sarcophagus made for a prince s cat we glimpse the life of ancient Egyptian royalty: exotic and fascinating, yet so human. Gold gleams in a leopard-mask of gilded wood, a brilliant pendant bearing tiny goddesses, even the golden finger and toe covers of Tutankhamun himself, meant to protect his extremities in the afterlife. Featuring more than 120 treasures, a dozen evocative landscape and archaeology photos, and illuminating text, this book makes palpable the excitement, riches, and mysteries of ancient Egypt. It will be prominently displayed in all exhibition venues, and its contents will interest visitors to the show as well as Tut enthusiasts across the country.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 228.6 x 264.2 x 12.7mm | 544.32g
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • English
  • col
  • 0792283546
  • 9780792283546
  • 1,316,292

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"My son loves these books. We started reading National Geographic Kids books when he was about six (he's nine now) and I can honestly say that these books have been instrumental in teaching him to read." - Consumer


"My kids love these books. Super fun and interesting." - Consumer
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About Zahi A. Hawass

The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.
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