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

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
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  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9780500278109



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