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Tutankhamen & the discovery of his tomb

Author: Elliot G Smith
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carter, Howard.
Tutankhamen & The Discovery of His Tomb.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Named Person: Tutankhamen, King of Egypt.; Tutankhamen, King of Egypt.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot G Smith
ISBN: 9781136207433 1136207430
OCLC Number: 827207228
Description: 1 online resource (133 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; TUTANKHAMEN AND THE DISCOVERYOF HIS TOMB; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE; CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY; II. EXPLORATION OF THE THEBAN TOMBS OF THE KINGS; III. TUTANKHAMEN; IV. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DISCOVERY; Embalming and Immortality; Early Beliefs; The Dawn of Civilization; Giving Life to the Dead; Success after Twenty Centuries; The King and Osiris; V. THE VALLEY OF THE TOMBS; Tomb-Robbers' Confessions; Hiding the Mummies; VI. THE STORY OF THE FLOOD; VII. GETTING TO HEAVEN; VIII. THE ETHICS OF DESECRATION.
Responsibility: by G. Elliot Smith.

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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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