Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King

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Profile, 2012 - Egypt - 316 pages
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Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king, and his development into a cultural icon, with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen's Curse is designed to appeal to the widest of readerships, from general reader and lovers of history to students of Egyptology and archaeology.

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User Review  - Penny - Goodreads

4 stars. This was brilliant! I love the author's writing style - reading this taught me so much and yet it was never dry or the slightest bit boring, just the opposite in fact. I always knew that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

In Joyce Tyldesley's most recent book, Tutankhamun's Curse (alternatively titled, Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King ), she looks in depth at the most infamous Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Joyce Tyldesley's books include acclaimed biographies of Rameses the Great, and the queens Hatchepsut and Nefertiti. She is the author of Egypt: How a Lost Civilization Was Rediscovered, which accompanied a major BBC television series. Her books have been published all over the world. She lives in Bolton, Lancashire.

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