The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen
Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter (Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology)
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|Format:||Paperback, 388 pages|
|Other Information: ||104 b/w illus.|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 30 September 2010|
Howard Carter (1874-1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist, now renowned for discovering the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. Published between 1923 and 1933, this three-volume study contains Carter's detailed account of the sensational discovery, excavation and clearance of Tutankhamun's tomb and its treasures. The tomb was almost fully intact when discovered and remains the most complete burial discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Each volume of Carter's book is richly illustrated with over 100 photographs of the tomb and objects found in it, showing their original state and how they appeared after reconstruction. Carter's meticulous recording and conservation techniques are faithfully documented in his account, providing a vivid and engaging description of the work which occurred during the excavation and clearance of this famous site. Volume 1 describes in detail Carter's discovery of the tomb, its opening and the recording and clearance of the Antechamber.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction Lady Burghclere; 1. The King and the Queen; 2. The valley and the tomb; 3. The valley in modern times; 4. Our prefatory work at Thebes; 5. The finding of the tomb; 6. A preliminary investigation; 7. A survey of the antechamber; 8. Clearing the antechamber; 9. Visitors and the press; 10. Work in the laboratory; 11. The opening of the sealed door; Appendix; Index.
|Publisher: ||Cambridge University Press|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 14.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.49 kg)|