Tutankhamen : The Life and Death of the Boy-king

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Three and a half thousand years ago in Egypt, a little boy of around seven years old was crowned Pharaoh. Nine years later he was dead. After a hasty and secretive burial, and a botched attempt at grave robbery, Tutankhamen lay in peace until 1922, when Howard Carter reopened the tomb. Suddenly the young King achieved a fame he had never attained in life. But the fabulous riches in his tomb have largely eclipsed the extraordinary details of his life and death, and the political infighting and bitter struggles for power which characterised the period. Now, for the first time, Christine El Mahdy can tell the full and gripping story knowing that her theory of Tutankhamen's natural death is completely supported by the results of the recent CT scan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp colour photographs + integrated b/w pics
  • 0747260001
  • 9780747260004

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'The culmination of 40 years of work by the author, this is an authoritative biography of the seven-year-old who was crowned Pharaoh...Using archaeological data, El Mahdy tells the story of the Pharaoh's childhood and the passion, intrigue and power which lead up to his death' Middlesbrough Evening Gazette
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About Christine El Mahdy

Christine El Mahdy is a renowned Egyptologist who has worked in the Bolton Museum and Liverpool University Museum. She founded, and now runs, the Egyptian Society.
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4 41% (33)
3 22% (18)
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