The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian Pharaoh 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.
Following on from the first volume's account of the search for and initial discovery of the team, in the second volume Howard Carter recounts the discovery of the king's burial chamber: the breakthrough to the four protective shrines, the revelation of the quartz-sandstone sarcophagus, the king's three coffins (his own of pure gold) and the bejewelled mummy of the Pharaoh himself. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, the book includes over 150 photographs of the treasures that lay within the great burial chamber of Tutankhamun.
Foreword.Preface.List of Plates..Introduction: Remarks Upon Egyptian Art.1. Tut.Ankh.Amen.2. The Tomb and The Burial Chamber.3. Clearing the Burial Chamber and Opening the Sarcophagus.4. The State Chariots.5. The Opening of the Three Coffins (Season 1925-26).6. Points of Interest in Egyptian Burial Customs.7. The Examination of the Royal Mummy.Appendix I: Report Upon the Examination of Tut.Ankh.Amen's Mummy.Appendix II: The Chemistry of the Tomb.Appendix III: Report on the Floral Wreaths Found in the Coffins of Tut.Ankh.Amen.Appendix IV: Notes on Objects from the Tomb.Appendix V: Report on the Examination of Specimens from the Tomb of King Tut.Ankh.Amen.Appendix VI: Description of the Objects.Index
Series: Bloomsbury Revelations : Book 2
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 23rd October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised