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

Paperback | May 2, 1995

byNicholas Reeves

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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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From the day in 1922 when King Tut's tomb was discovered, the legacy of the boy-king has exerted a unique hold on people's imaginations. This fascinating new book reveals the whole story behind Howard Carter's quest for the tomb and includes extracts from Carter's notes and diaries, first-time publication of many of his drawings and re...

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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...

Carl Nicholas Reeves is a English Egyptologist, with the Egyptian Expedition, University of Arizona.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 10.5 × 8.25 × 0.64 inPublished:May 2, 1995Publisher:WW Norton

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ISBN - 10:0500278105

ISBN - 13:9780500278109

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From the day in 1922 when King Tut's tomb was discovered, the legacy of the boy-king has exerted a unique hold on people's imaginations. This fascinating new book reveals the whole story behind Howard Carter's quest for the tomb and includes extracts from Carter's notes and diaries, first-time publication of many of his drawings and reconstructions, and much more