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The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 1: Search, Discovery and Clearance of the Antechamber (Bloomsbury Revelations)

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The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian King Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had ever seen. Despite its plundering by thieves in antiquity, the burial of the king lay intact with its nest of coffins and funerary shrines, surrounded by a mass of burial equipment arranged in three peripheral chambers.Published in 1923, this is the first volume of Carter's trilogy, describing the years of frustration in search of the burial site, the triumph of its eventual discovery and the long, painstaking process of exploring and cataloguing its treasures. Containing over 100 images from the site itself, this volume also includes Carter's short article, 'The Tomb of the Bird,' which inadvertently spawned the legend of the great curse of Tutankhamun's tomb.
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ISBN-13: 9781472576866
ISBN-10: 1472576861
Pagini: 288
Ilustrații: 100 illus
Dimensiuni: 138 x 216 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Academic
Seria Bloomsbury Revelations

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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The first volume of the legendary story of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series

Notă biografică

Howard Carter (1874-1939) was an artist and archaeologist best known for his role in the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

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ForewordThe Tomb of the BirdPrefaceList of PlatesIntroduction: Biographical Sketch of the Late Lord Carnarvon by Lady Burghclere1. The King and the Queen2. The Valley and the Tomb3. The Valley in Modern Times4. Our Prefatory Work at Thebes5. The Finding of the Tomb6. A Preliminary Investigation7. A Survey of the Antechamber8. Clearing the Antechamber9. Visitors and the Press10. Work in the Laboratory11. The Opening of the Sealed DoorAppendixIndex