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The golden age of Tutankhamun : divine might and splendor in the New Kingdom

Author: Zahi A Hawass
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tutankhamun has fascinated the world ever since Howard Carter's spectacular discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Egypt's leading Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, here tells the story of this golden king, a short-lived pharaoh who came to the throne of Egypt as a child and died before the age of twenty, and of the royal dynasty that bred him. The reader meets Tutankhamun's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Tutankhamen, King of Egypt.; Tutankhamen, King of Egypt; Tutankhamen, King of Egypt.; Pharao) Tutanchamun (Ägypten
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zahi A Hawass
ISBN: 9774248368 9789774248368
OCLC Number: 56358390
Description: 162, [4] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The World of Tutankhamun --
Building an Empire --
The Golden Age --
Heresy at Amarna --
The Life of Tutankhamun --
The Aftermath --
Robbers in the Valley of the Kings --
The Discovery of the Golden Tomb --
Early Excavations in the Valley of the Kings --
Work under Theodore Davis --
Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon --
The Tomb of Tutankhamun --
Trouble in Paradise: Carter and the Antiquities Service --
The Curse of Tutankhamun --
Conclusion: The Travels of Tutankhamun --
Epilogue: Tutankhamun Rediscovered.
Other Titles: Divine might and splendor in the New Kingdom
Responsibility: Zahi Hawass.
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Tutankhamun has fascinated the world ever since the discovery of his treasure filled tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Zahi Hawass, here tells the story of this golden king, a short-lived  Read more...

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