Ancient Egypt has been a source of fascination for many civilizations. For centuries, grave robbers and archaeologists have attempted to plunder the hidden treasures of the tombs of the Pharaohs; then, on November 26, 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The world was entranced. Never before had a tomb been found in such a perfect condition, with all the richness of its contents still intact. The stories that have since grown up around the discovery of the tomb and of the boy king who lay undisturbed for over 3,000 years have become legendary and continue to fire imaginations around the world.Tutankhamun: Egyptology’s Greatest Discovery puts Tutankhamun’s short life into context by describing and explaining the complexities of life in Ancient Egypt. Covering the work of earlier Egyptologists, it goes on to detail the actual discovery and original expedition, drawing on the personal archives of Howard Carter himself.
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About the Author
JAROMIR MALEK is an Egyptologist and the former Keeper of the Archives at the Griffith Institute at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England – one of the leading Egyptological archives in the world. He has written numerous articles and a number of books, including The Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt (with John Baines), Egyptian Art and ABC of Egyptian Hieroglyphs.