Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
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.