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Tutankhamun's tomb : the thrill of discovery

Author: Harry Burton; Susan J Allen; James P Allen; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
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This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs commemorates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 1336-1327 B.C.). These photographs, documenting every stage in the process of discovery, were taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton. Burton was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burton, Harry, 1879-1940.
Tutankhamun's tomb.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607772110
Online version:
Burton, Harry, 1879-1940.
Tutankhamun's tomb.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)608374638
Named Person: Tutankhamen, King of Egypt; Tutankhamen, King of Egypt; Toutânkhamon, roi d'Égypte; Toutânkhamon, roi d'Égypte; Tutankhamen, King of Egypt.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Burton; Susan J Allen; James P Allen; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); University of Chicago. Oriental Institute. Museum.
ISBN: 1588391892 9781588391896 0300120265 9780300120264
OCLC Number: 67240484
Notes: Photographs from the set of prints and negatives in archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
"Published in conjunction with the exhibitions 'Wonderful things! The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the Harry Burton photographs" held at the Oriental Institute Museum, the University of Chicago, May 26-October 8, 2006, and 'Tutankhamun's tomb : the thrill of discovery' held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 19, 2006-April 29, 2007"--T.p. verso.
Description: 103 p. : ill., map ; 32 cm.
Contents: Director's foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction by James P. Allen --
The plates --
Descriptions of the plates.
Responsibility: photographs by Harry Burton ; text by Susan J. Allen ; with an introduction by James P. Allen.
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Features vintage photographs, commemorating the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. These photographs show several richly made and decorated  Read more...

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