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Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen : Burial Chamb: A Millenial Enquiry into the Status of the Classics - Howard Carter

Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen

Burial Chamb: A Millenial Enquiry into the Status of the Classics

Paperback Published: 26th July 2001
ISBN: 9780715630754
Number Of Pages: 400

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The tomb of Tutankhamun (Tut.ankh.Amen), uncovered by the fifth Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter in November 1922, was one of the greatest archaeological finds the world has ever seen. Though superficially plundered by thieves in antiquity, the burial proper remained intact, still surrounded by a mass of funerary equipment arranged in three peripheral chambers. "The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen: The Burial Chamber" was originally published in 1927 as the second volume of Carter's trilogy. It records, in detail, the work of the second and third seasons at the tomb: the opening of the four protective shrines; the discovery within of Tutankhamun's quartz-sandstone sarcophagus; the extraction of the king's three anthropoid coffins (the innermost of solid gold) and the final examination of the pharoah's splendidly bejewelled mummy.

Foreword
Preface
List of Plates Introduction
Remarks upon Egyptian Art
Tut·Ankh·Amen
The Tomb and the Burial Chamber
Clearing the Burial Chamber and Opening the Sarcophagus
The State Chariots
The Opening of the Three Coffins (Season 1925-26)
Points of Interest in Egyptian Burial Customs
The Examination of the Royal Mummy
Report upon the Examination of Tut·Ankh·Amen's Mummy
The Chemistry of the Tomb
Report on the Floral Wreaths found in the Coffins of Tut·Ankh·Amen
Notes on Objects from the Tomb
Report on the Examination of Specimens from the Tomb of King Tut·Ankh·Amen
Description of the Objects
Index
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ISBN: 9780715630754
ISBN-10: 071563075X
Series: Duckworth Egyptology Series : Book 2
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 26th July 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition