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Howard Carter : the path to Tutankhamun

Author: T G H James
Publisher: London ; New York : Kegan Paul International, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The general understanding of the life and career of Howard Carter is dominated by his discovery in 1922 of the tomb of Tutankhamun. By this time he had already spent nearly thirty years in Egypt, much of it in archaeological activity other than excavation. This book places the great discovery in the context of Carter's whole career, describing the clearly defined stages by which a young man of 17, brought to Egypt  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
James, T.G.H. (Thomas Garnet Henry).
Howard Carter.
London ; New York : Kegan Paul International, 1992
(OCoLC)619028743
Named Person: Howard Carter; Howard Carter; Howard Carter; Howard Carter
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T G H James
ISBN: 0710304250 9780710304254
OCLC Number: 23253028
Description: xv, 443 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Early years. p. 1. 2. Egypt: the beginnings. p. 19. 3. Consolidation and diversification. p. 39. 4. Chief Inspector. p. 66. 5. Saqqara affair. p. 97. 6. Crisis and resolution. p. 121. 7. Five years' explorations at Thebes. p. 141. 8. Royal tombs and the Great War. p. 167. 9. Valley of the Kings and discovery. p. 191. 10. Antechamber. p. 219. 11. Burial Chamber and death. p. 247. 12. spirit of mischief. p. 274. 13. America and improving prospects. p. 307. 14. royal body, with reverence. p. 334. 15. long and steady plod. p. 358. 16. Non-fulfilment and decline. p. 381. App. I Letter from M. Jouveau to M. Maspero. p. 411. App. II The Earl of Carnarvon's permit to excavate. p. 413. App. III The Earl of Carnarvon's account of the opening. p. 416. App. IV The Times agreement. p. 418. Index. p. 429.
Responsibility: T.G.H. James.

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