The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen [NOOK Book]

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Among the hundreds of books written about Egypt and Tutankhamun, you won't find an equal to Howard Carter's own book about his discovery. His great work in many ways remained unfinished. He left us, however, this remarkable document of discovery. The book is Carter's personal story of the greatest adventure of his life--one that has not been surpassed in nearly a century of archaeology.

Carter warns that this volume is not a scientific ...
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Overview

Among the hundreds of books written about Egypt and Tutankhamun, you won't find an equal to Howard Carter's own book about his discovery. His great work in many ways remained unfinished. He left us, however, this remarkable document of discovery. The book is Carter's personal story of the greatest adventure of his life--one that has not been surpassed in nearly a century of archaeology.

Carter warns that this volume is not a scientific treatment of the excavation or the artifacts. What he imparts with this book is a sense of excitement, wonder, and mystery set expertly into a concise context of history and Egyptology, captivating layperson and specialist alike, young or old.

In 1904, retired American lawyer, Theodore Davis, famously declared that The Valley of the Kings in Thebes had given up all of its secrets, leaving nothing more to be discovered. He then relinquished his exclusive rights to dig in The Valley.

But as Howard Carter states in this volume, "The history of The Valley has never lacked the dramatic element." Some 18 years later, Carter made the richest archaeological discovery in history within yards of where Davis had dug. The find would consume most of the rest of Carter's life. After becoming known to the world, Howard Carter died in relative obscurity in 1939.

For the first time this amazing work is available for Kindle. With a new Introduction and updated footnotes by Brian Hunt, you'll have more context to follow this book than Carter's original readers did. Much information that was yet to be understood or discovered in 1922 is included in the Introduction.

Ancient Egypt eBooks takes great care to create well-formatted books for your reader. We don't just scan and OCR rare books, we edit them for accuracy and add updated footnotes and introductions. If you find any errors in your books from us, just email us at info@ancient-egypt-ebooks.com and we'll update the book.

This is a book that you'll read again and again.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015574661
  • Publisher: Ancient Egypt eBooks
  • Publication date: 10/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 242,492
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Englishman Howard Carter went to Egypt in 1891 as a teenager with a talent for drawing and copying tomb inscriptions. He later learned to dig under Sir Flinders Petrie, the father of modern archaeology. In 1922, Carter stunned the world with his discovery of the magnificent burial of Tutankhamun. He died in relative obscurity in 1939, yet his name is still known around the world.
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