Tutankhamen Author:Cristiane Desroches-Noblecourt On November 25 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon revealed to an astonished world one of the most fabulous archaelogical finds of all time - the tomb of Tutankhamen. The royal burial chamber, standing almost exactly as it was left some 3,300 years ago, was crammed with treasures of both extraordinary beauty and priceless value, dating from the... more » height of Egyptian civilization.
For the first time official permission was recently granted for these unique treasures to be removed from their museum cases and photographed under studio lighting with a fast modern color-reversal process. As a result the majestic detail and proportion of the art of Ancient Egypt has now been recaptured with complete fidelity.
This volume contains thirty-two of F. L. Kenett's astounding color plates, together with 132 monochrome illustrations: allied with the excellent text by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt, one of France's leading Egyptologists, they compose a superb record of a historic discovery.« less