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Based on the official catalog, captured in lavish detail and magnificent color, here are objects from Tutankhamun, whose tomb yielded ...
Based on the official catalog, captured in lavish detail and magnificent color, here are objects from Tutankhamun, whose tomb yielded the richest trove of all, and other 18th-Dynasty pharaohs. These superbly crafted artifacts offer vivid insight into the skill, artistry, and astonishing sophistication of Egyptian culture's golden age. Intricate jewelry glitters with precious gems, stylized statues summon ancient gods, lifelike busts bring long-dead kings and queens back to life, while vivid paintings and bas-relief panels depict not just great events but everyday scenes as well.
Zahi Hawass contributes a concise history of Tutankhamun's world. The book also examines new research that provides unprecedented information about the boy king's life, his exact age, and the mystery of his death, highlighted by a unique forensic reconstruction that uses state-of-the-art CT-scan data to recreate Tut's face.
A charming memento of a stunning exhibition, the Souvenir Book gazes back across the millennia to show us the astonishing splendor of a great civilization at its pinnacle.
Posted February 11, 2009
I have always been infatuated with King Tut (the boy king), his life, history, and hieroglyphics so I just had to go to the Dallas Museaum to see King Tut for myself.<BR/><BR/>The museum is amazing ~ to actually be in the same room with artifacts present at the same time King Tut ruled was so bizarre. This book "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" can be purchased at the museum itself for $19.95 but Barnes and Nobles price is $9.95. The book has alot of photo's of actual items listed within the exhibition ~ it really is worth the money either way...
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