The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure by Nicholas ReevesThe Complete Tutankhamun: The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure by Nicholas Reeves

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

byNicholas Reeves

Paperback | May 2, 1995

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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.
Carl Nicholas Reeves is a English Egyptologist, with the Egyptian Expedition, University of Arizona.
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Title:The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, The Tomb, The Royal TreasureFormat: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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Resource Nicholas Reeves is an eminent Egyptologist specializing in the Amarna era. This compendium of many of the objects is first rate. Many books on the subject of the king amount to simple speculation, but not this one. Reeves knows his stuff, and by the time you finish reading this book, so will you.
Date published: 2001-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Most Complete History of The "Boy King&qu Never before have I read a book, pertaining to Egypt, in the time of Tutankhamun that has gone into such detail; it was virtually impossible to put down. The amazing pictures give a sense of that particular dynasty--it is almost as if the book takes you on a journey to meet the ever popular 'King Tut' and share in his short lived glory.
Date published: 2001-01-14

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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