The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, the Tomb, the Royal Treasure

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Thames and Hudson, 1990 - 224 pages
The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its treasures, has exerted a hold over the popular imagination ever since its discovery in 1922. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of this great archaeological discovery. The story of the boy-king, buried in splendour at the height of Egyptian civilization; the determined quest for his tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon; the unforeseen riches eventually revealed - these are important events in the history of archaeology. However, despite the publicity at the time of the discovery and since - made more intriguing by the linking of Carnarvon's early death with the legend of the pharoah's curse - it remains a story only partly told. Carter never produced a complete account of his excavations. The Tutankhamun exhibitions of the 1960's and 1970's generated a spate of books but none added significantly to what Carter had already published about the tomb. This book is a revealing account of the subject.

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If you're a casual Egyptologist like me, than the Thames and Hudson "Complete" series is as perfect a resource as you're going to find. Fun to read, thorough, loaded with excellent photographs, charts, and illustrations, The Complete Tutankhamun is an excellent overview of its subject. Read full review

The complete Tutankhamun: the king, the tomb, the royal treasure

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As the owner and occupant of the most spectacular tomb to be excavated under modern archaeological conditions, Tutankhamun is synonymous with the mystery and wealth of ancient Egypt. In this ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

A renowned Egyptologist and one of the world's leading experts on the period, Nicholas Reeves was for several years a Curator in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum.

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