After Tut'ankhamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes

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Fourteen leading Egyptologists, all delegates to the International Conference on the Valley of the Kings (Highclere Castle, June 1990), are contributors to this important collection of papers. Commissioned to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of work in the royal burial ground by the fifth Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, the contributions present an up-to-date review of the developments in excavation, mapping and research in the Valley.
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Egyptologists attending the International Conference on the Valley of the Kings, held June 1990 at Highclere Castle, England, offer 13 contributions reviewing developments in excavation, mapping, and research in the Valley since the discovery of King Tut 75 years ago. Among the topics are a biological and Egyptological approach to the royal mummies of the eighteenth dynasty, the historical usefulness of royal figures from Tutankhamen's tomb, and the structure of the decoration in the tomb of Ramses IX. Two of the articles are in German. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
Royal Mummies of the Eighteenth Dynasty: A Biologic and Egyptological Approach 2
Some Observations Concerning Uninscribed Tombs in the Valley of the Kings 21
An Interim Report on Work in KV 39, September-October 1989 28
A Preliminary Report on the Re-clearance of the Tomb of Amenophis III 41
Akhenaten and Nefernefruaten in the Tomb of Tutankhamun 55
Royal Figures from Tutankhamun's Tomb: their Historical Usefulness 73
The Sarcophagus in the Tomb of Tutankhamun 85
Zum Grab Sethos I. in seinem ursprunglichen Zustand 91
The Theban Mapping Project and Work in KV 5 99
The Tomb of Merenptah and its Sarcophagi 122
Bemerkungen zu den neu gefundenen Daten im Grab der Konigin Twosre (KV 14) im Tal der Konige von Theben 141
The Structure of the Decoration in the Tomb of Ramesses IX 165
Aspects of the History of the Valley of the Kings in the Third Intermediate Period 186
List of participants and invited guests 207
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