Elevated to the throne of Egypt at the age of nine, Tutankhamun's greatest legacy would come not in his lifetime of ruling but centuries after his death. In 1922, Tutankhamun's royal tomb was opened in the heart of the Valley of the Kings. It was the only royal tomb that had been spared plunder and decay, and it held a wealth of sacred objects and dazzling treasures. This folio-sized book contains stunning photographs that showcase these fabulous artifacts as well as historical paintings and documents of the excavation process.
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The greatest archeological discovery of all time was made on November 27, 1922 when a team of British scientists unearthed the tomb of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Within, they found an incredible array of jewels, artworks, furniture, and artifacts that had lain undisturbed since antiquity.
Here is the story of the boy-king who was found encased in a golden sarcophagus along with details of the magnificent treasures surrounding him that were meant to provide ease and comfort in the afterlife.
This story of the tomb discovery is placed in historical context by features on:
-- Tutankhamun and his place in the XVIII Dynasty
-- Carter and Carnarvon discover the intact sepulcher
-- Descriptions of carriages, chariots, and thrones
-- Tomb jewels, scepters, and divine statues
-- The sarcophagus, coffins and the royal mummy
All of these and more are shown through stunning full-color photography accompanied by a lively text filled with vivid descriptions and insights. The heritage of ancient Egypt, its treasures and its civilization, is conveyed through the story of this royal boy who transmits his message of eternity from the kingdom of the dead.About the Author:
Aude Gros de Beler has done extensive archeological research in Egypt and is the author of Pharaohs, Egyptian Mythology, The Nile, and Travel in the Old Egypt.
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Book Description Moliere, France, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Illustrated by Photographs (illustrator). NEW, STILL IN PUBLISHER WRAPS - This book includes a foreword by Aly Maher el Sayed. At nine years of age an Egyptian boy found himself thrust onto the the throne of Egypt. He zealously enveloped the role, decrying heresy of his predecessor, and proclaimed and restored worship of the one true God, Amun. Filled with beautiful illustrations, photographs and drawings, this is the definitive work on Tutankhamun. Includes everything known about his birth, life, and death. The book cover is pictorial, same as the jacket. The top edge of the jacket is slightly bent out. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003867
Book Description Moliere Editions 2002-01-17, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Sealed, new. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 094010-8