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A passion for Egypt : Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun, and the "curse of the pharaohs"

Author: Julie Hankey
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States ... distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Weigall, a prominent Egyptalogist, was also a theatre set designer and a film critic.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hankey, Julie.
Passion for Egypt.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States ... distributed by St. Martin's Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606578336
Named Person: Arthur E P Brome Weigall; Arthur E P Brome Weigall; Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall; Arthur Edward Pearse Brome Weigall
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Hankey
ISBN: 1860645666 9781860645662
OCLC Number: 48543785
Description: xi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One 1880-1914: 'that violent hullabaloo' --
'select establishments' --
From pedigrees to hieroglyphs --
Egypt 'like a house on fire' --
Private idyll; Howard Carter; public ideal --
Yuya and Tuya, and Weigall 'Bashmufetish' --
The flooding of Nubia; the Tombs of the Nobles --
Another royal tomb: Queen Tiy? Akhnaten? --
The eastern desert; 'odium archaeologicum' --
Gaiety; Akhnaten; and Howard Carter again --
Maspero; the Autocrat of Thebes; Akhnaten's curse --
Alan Gardiner at Gurneh; high life in Luxor --
'Egyptologists are themselves ... the worst vandals' --
Breakdown; the bronze; the war for Egypt's heritage --
Scandal, schemes, and Egyptology for Egyptians. Part Two 1914-1934: From Egypt to the West End --
Experiments in theater and film --
Novelist and film critic --
Tut-ankh-Carter and TutCarnarvon --
American lecture tour; Carter again; and divorce --
Egyptian chronology; English monuments --
The old brigade versus the moderns --
History again: beating the Philistines --
Shutting the door --
Appendix: the concession allowing Theodore Davis to dig in the Valley of the Kings.
Responsibility: Julie Hankey.

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Weigall, a prominent Egyptalogist, was also a theatre set designer and a film critic.

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