The Complete Tutankhamun

The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure

Nicholas Reeves

"At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to

English edition
224 pp.
519 illus. incl. 65 in color
19X25.5cm
ISBN 9789774244339
For sale only in the Middle East

18.95

“At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold— everywhere the glint of gold.” —Howard Carter The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, has exerted a unique hold on the popular imagination ever since its discovery in 1922. It remains the greatest tomb-find ever made. The story of the boy-king, buried in splendor at the height of Egyptian civilization; the determined quest for his tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon; the unforeseen riches eventually revealed—these are ingredients unparalleled in the annals of archaelogy. Yet for all the publicity at the time of the discovery and since—given added spice by the linking of Carnarvon’s early death with the legend of pharaoh’s curse—it remains a story but partly told. Carter never produced a complete account of his excavations. The Tutankhamun exhibitions of the 1960s and 1970s generated a spate of popular books but none added significantly to what Carter had already published about the tomb. Only now can the whole story be told.

Nicholas Reeves

Nicholas Reeves, formerly a curator in the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum, is the author of The Complete Tutankhamun and an acknowledged authority on tomb-robbing and the history of exploration in the Valley of the Kings. Richard H. Wilkinson, a lecturer in ancient and Egyptian culture at the University of Arizona, is the director of an archaeological expedition in the Valley of the Kings. He also recently organized a major international conference on research in the valley.
Menu

Cart