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King Tutankhamun

The Treasures of the Tomb

Zahi Hawass


A unique perspective on the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known


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.

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'Unpack the treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb as spread after glittering spread unfurls in this sumptuous new book'
The Times

'The ultimate book on the boy king … breathtaking images'
Daily Express

'A seemingly encyclopedic volume of the artifacts, with more than three hundred photographs and a series of foldout illustrations'
The New Yorker

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 34.0 x 24.5 cm

Extent: 296 pp

Illustrations: 324

Publication date: 3 December 2007

ISBN: 9780500051511

About the Author

Dr Zahi Hawass has made many major discoveries, including the tombs of the pyramid builders at Giza, the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya and the identification of the mummy of Hatshepsut. He is Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, and the author of many popular books, including King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb, The Royal Tombs of Egypt and his memoirs Secrets from the Sand, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Sandro Vannini is an accclaimed photographer who has worked closely with Zahi Hawass over many years.

List of Contributors

Sandro Vannini