The Complete Tutankhamun : The King, the Tomb, the Royal Treasure Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, 519 illustrations, 65 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/08/1995
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9780500278109
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Review by mattcbrown
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.