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By Nicholas Reeves

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 Carnarvons early death with the legend of the pharoahs 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.

224 pages, 519 illustrations (65 in full color). 7 1/2'' x 10''. Paper.

  • 224 pages
  • 519 illustrations (65 in full color)
  • 7 1/2'' x 10''
  • Paper

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Description

By Nicholas Reeves

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 Carnarvons early death with the legend of the pharoahs 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.

224 pages, 519 illustrations (65 in full color). 7 1/2'' x 10''. Paper.





  • 224 pages
  • 519 illustrations (65 in full color)
  • 7 1/2'' x 10''
  • Paper


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