Tu­tankhamun: Egyp­tol­ogy's Great­est Dis­cov­ery

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Jaromir Malek An­dre Deutsch Pub­lished: June 2018 Price: £25.99

On 26 Novem­ber 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnar­von dis­cov­ered the tomb of Tu­tankhamun. The world was en­tranced. Never be­fore had a tomb been found in such a per­fect con­di­tion, with all the rich­ness of its con­tents still in­tact.

The sto­ries that have since grown up around the dis­cov­ery of the tomb, and of the boy king who lay undis­turbed for over 3,000 years, have be­come leg­endary and con­tinue to fire imag­i­na­tions around the world. This book tells those sto­ries, and un­cov­ers the real­ity be­hind them.

Tu­tankhamun puts the boy king's short life into con­text by de­scrib­ing and ex­plain­ing the com­plex­i­ties of life in An­cient Egypt. Cov­er­ing the work of ear­lier Egyp­tol­o­gists, it de­tails the ac­tual dis­cov­ery and orig­i­nal ex­pe­di­tion, draw­ing on the per­sonal archives of Howard Carter him­self.

This lovely book also in­cludes some of Carter's orig­i­nal draw­ings of the finds in the tomb, which have been rarely seen be­fore. A com­pre­hen­sive vol­ume, this will ap­peal to any­one in­ter­ested in Tu­tankhamun and the dis­cov­ery of his tomb.

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