Tutankhamen Author:Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt In this brilliant book, now a classic, the renowned French archaeologist Madame Desroches-Noblecourt recounts the story of the tomb's discovery, examines the treasures found in the burial chamber and demonstrates the ways in which they throw new light on our view of Egyptian history and culture generally. — Accompanied by thirty-two magnifice... more »nt colour photographs and more tha
...moreThe very name Tutankhamen has come to represent one of the most romantic and exciting moments of modern archaeology: the discovery of the tomb of a young king of Egypt, a burial treasure of staggering wealth and unsurpassed beauty almost intact The find astounded the world and seemingly brought a curse on the members of the expedition, reviving the legend of the vengeance of the pharaohs.
Here, in an impressive combination of text and superlative colour plates, is the disclosure of the young king, his life, his death and his tomb. Tutankhamen tells the story of the discover of the tomb by Howard Cartner in 1922 and explores the legend of the curse of the pharaohs. Madame Desroches-Noblecourt and photographer F.L. Kenett reconstruct the king's early life, the ceremony of his coronation and the years of his reign and interpret the objects found in the burial treasure.
75 colour and 187 black and white illustration.« less