Tutankhamun: The Story of Egyptology's Greatest Discovery

Overview

When Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the burial ground of King Tutankhamun on November 26, 1922, they found it in perfect condition, with all the richness of its contents still intact. Never before had an excavation uncovered such a perfectly preserved Egyptian tomb.
Now, as the treasures of Tutankhamun once again travel the world on exhibition, this intriguing book brings to life the age of the Pharaohs as well as Carter and Carnarvon’s expedition, which revealed ...
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Overview

When Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the burial ground of King Tutankhamun on November 26, 1922, they found it in perfect condition, with all the richness of its contents still intact. Never before had an excavation uncovered such a perfectly preserved Egyptian tomb.
Now, as the treasures of Tutankhamun once again travel the world on exhibition, this intriguing book brings to life the age of the Pharaohs as well as Carter and Carnarvon’s expedition, which revealed so much about ancient Egypt. It draws on the personal archives of Carter himself, and contains a trove of beautiful facsimiles of his own papers, including diaries and notebooks. Photographs, drawings, and diagrams from the original expedition capture all the excitement and wonder that must have accompanied the first view of this remarkable discovery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780233002835
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,383,139
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jaromir Malek is an Egyptologist and Keeper of the Archives at the Griffith Institute at the Ashmolean Museum. The Ashmolean is one of the world’s leading Egyptological archives and houses the personal papers of Howard Carter. Malek has written numerous articles and a number of books including The Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt (with John Baines); Egyptian Art; ABC of Egyptian Heiroglyphs; Egypt: 4000 Years of Art; In the Shadow of the Pyramids: Egypt During the Old Kingdom and The Cat in Ancient Egypt.
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