Search­ing for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Timeless Travels Magazine - - BOOKS -

Chris Naun­ton Thames & Hud­son Pub­lished: July 2018 Price: £9.99

Chris Naun­ton is a dis­tin­guished Egyp­tol­o­gist, and you could be for­given for think­ing this might be a dry, aca­demic tome. But it is noth­ing of the sort.

There are still plenty of 'lost' tombs in Egypt - for ex­am­ple those of Alexan­der the Great or Cleopa­tra as two of the most fa­mous. We know they are both buried in Egypt - but where are they?

Naun­ton de­scribes the quest for these and other 'miss­ing' tombs. He ex­plains the mys­ter­ies of them, and presents all the ev­i­dence - skil­fully un­rav­el­ling the tan­gled threads that sur­round the buri­als of pharaoh Akhen­aten or the burial place of Imhotep - ar­chi­tect of the step pyra­mid at Saqqara.

As well as im­mers­ing us in the ac­tion of the search and the thrill of dis­cov­ery, this book also ex­plains why tombs re­main such a cen­tral part of both the pop­u­lar per­cep­tion of Egyp­tol­ogy and the con­tin­u­ing al­lure of an­cient Egypt. One for the book­shelf if you love Egypt, tombs or the ad­ven­ture of dis­cov­ery.

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