Tutankhamen & The Discovery of His Tomb

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - History - 256 pages
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The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 aroused unprecedented excitement in the field of Egyptology. In the tomb of a "colourless youth, who reigned for a few years only" were found unmatched riches, the study of which has led to numerous insights into ancient Egyptian civilization. The author of this fascinating text discusses the tomb's discovery, the significance of its discovery and contents, tomb-robbers, and the ethics of desecration.

 

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Contents

PREFACE
9
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
11
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY
15
II EXPLORATION OF THE THEBAN TOMBS OF THE KINGS
24
III TUTANKHAMEN
35
IV THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DISCOVERY
44
V THE VALLEY OF THE TOMBS
65
VI THE STORY OF THE FLOOD
92
VII GETTING TO HEAVEN
100
VIII THE ETHICS OF DESECRATION
124
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About the author (2013)

Howard Carter (1874-1939), artist and archaeologist, was attached to various epigraphic expeditions of the Egypt Exploration Fund, later joining the Egyptian Antiquities Service as Chief Inspector of Upper Egypt and finally working as excavator for Lord Carnarvon.

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