The Complete Tutankhamun: 100 Years of Discovery
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A fully updated and revised edition of a classic bestseller: the definitive guide to Tutankhamun and his tomb – what it contained, why, and what it means today.
With its breathtaking treasures, the Tomb of Tutankhamun continues to exert a unique hold on the popular imagination. A century after its discovery on 4 November 1922, Howard Carter’s great find has lost none of its drama or fascination. The narrative of that discovery remains as gripping as ever, and new advances, being made to this day, allow us to see the Boy King and the events of his time with greater clarity than ever before.
Extensively revised, updated and rewritten, this classic account by renowned Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves is now accompanied by the most recent photographs, scans and analysis. Extracts from Carter’s original notes and diaries are accompanied by new and accurate plans and sections of the tomb, as well as its wider setting within the Valley of the Kings. Imagery generated by laser scanning enables, for the first time, remote examination of the decorated walls and their physical base; while high-resolution photographs of the tomb’s treasures reveal a level of definition that Carter could scarcely have dreamt of. Nor have the tomb’s human remains been neglected: thanks to CT-scanning, DNA analysis and other techniques, we are gaining fresh and important insights into both the king’s physicality and his lineage. With previously unpublished illustrations, clear charts, diagrams and tables, the book represents the most comprehensive and authoritative reference on the site and its contents available.