The Treasures of Tutankhamun

£12.99
ITEM CODE: 27151
‘…as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged... strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold….”Can you see anything?” [asked L...
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‘…as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged... strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold….”Can you see anything?” [asked Lord Carnarvon]. “Yes, wonderful things”.’

A compact but richly illustrated companion profiling over 40 of the greatest treasures discovered in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun (c.1341-23 BC). Rediscovered by Howard Carter (1874-1939) after 3,000 years in November 1922, the quality, quantity and variety of the glittering grave goods sparked an international sensation, nicknamed ‘Tut-mania’. Filled with colour photographs and concise explanations of the significance of each object, this highlights the most ‘wonderful things’ Carter’s excavation brought to light. From an enamelled pectoral and corslet; to a cosmetic jar and ritual couches: fascinating history, exquisite details and contextual information introduce the Pharaoh himself, the excavation, artefacts, and quotations from Howard Carter’s notes.
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Hardback
12.5 x 17.5cm
192 pages
Illustrated with 92 colour and black-and-white photographs
FSC accredited paper
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