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Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery

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Photographs by Harry Burton; text by Susan J. Allen, with an Introduction by James P. Allen

This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs celebrates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 13361327 B.C.). The renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton took these photographs that document every stage in the process of the excavation. Burton was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition when he joined Howard Carter, the famed excavator of Tutankhamun's tomb. From the rock-cut steps leading down to the entrance passage, to the opening of the sealed chambers inside, to the first view of the contents of the tomb and the removal of the objects, Burton's splendid black- and-white photographs capture thousands of the beautifully made and decorated objects found in the tomb. Carefully reproduced from Burton's original prints, the photographs are accompanied by new descriptive texts written by two prominent Egyptologists. Also included is a map of the Valley of the Kings, a plan of the tomb of Tutankhamun, and a suggested reading list for those interested in learning more about the subject.

104 pages, 157 duotone photographs. 12 1/2'' x 10 1/4''. Hardcover; clothbound, with jacket.

  • 104 pages
  • 157 duotone photographs
  • 12 1/2'' x 10 1/4''
  • Hardcover
  • Clothbound, with jacket

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Description

Photographs by Harry Burton; text by Susan J. Allen, with an Introduction by James P. Allen

This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs celebrates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 13361327 B.C.). The renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton took these photographs that document every stage in the process of the excavation. Burton was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition when he joined Howard Carter, the famed excavator of Tutankhamun's tomb. From the rock-cut steps leading down to the entrance passage, to the opening of the sealed chambers inside, to the first view of the contents of the tomb and the removal of the objects, Burton's splendid black- and-white photographs capture thousands of the beautifully made and decorated objects found in the tomb. Carefully reproduced from Burton's original prints, the photographs are accompanied by new descriptive texts written by two prominent Egyptologists. Also included is a map of the Valley of the Kings, a plan of the tomb of Tutankhamun, and a suggested reading list for those interested in learning more about the subject.

104 pages, 157 duotone photographs. 12 1/2'' x 10 1/4''. Hardcover; clothbound, with jacket.





  • 104 pages
  • 157 duotone photographs
  • 12 1/2'' x 10 1/4''
  • Hardcover
  • Clothbound, with jacket


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