The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume takes the reader through Tutankhamun’s tomb room-by-room in the order that it was discovered and excavated by Howard Carter.
Carefully selected objects are used to illustrate the entire ten years of painstaking excavation and documentation carried out by Howard Carter and his team. Following the chambers of the tomb in the order in which Carter excavated them, it displays the site’s most magnificent artifacts, including all of the objects in current Tutankhamun exhibitions. Dr Zahi Hawass imbues the text with his own inimitable flavour, imagining how the uncovering and opening of the tomb must have felt for Carter, while Sandro Vannini’s extraordinary images allow the objects from the tomb to be seen in even more detail than is possible with the naked eye, in stunning full-colour spreads and foldouts throughout the book.
This is the definitive record of Tutankhamun’s glittering legacy.