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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris Naunton

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‘Chris Naunton makes the search for the lost tombs of Egypt as exciting as a novel’ Dan Snow, award-winning historian and author

Overview

Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalizing clues. In this gripping account, Chris Naunton skilfully unravels the tangled threads surrounding the mysteries of the missing tombs. As well as immersing the reader in the action of the search and the thrill of discovery, the book also explores the reasons why tombs remain such a central part of both the popular perception of Egyptology and the continuing allure of ancient Egypt.

Reviews

'A joyous book that has at its heart a love for ancient Egyptian history and a desire to share that with people … Naunton balances between popular narratives and current research to provide a thoroughly enjoyable book'
Journal of History and Cultures

'An absolutely essential book for those of us captivated by ancient Egypt’s enduring stories, and the modern quest to uncover its remaining secrets. Chris Naunton brilliantly walks the line between scholar and storyteller, balancing his deep knowledge with that tantalizing call to adventure which will keep you spellbound'
Dallas Campbell, broadcaster and author

'Highly readable … there is much to recommend here'
BBC History Magazine

'As well as immersing us in the action of the search and the thrill of discovery, this book also explains why tombs remain such a central part of both the popular perception of Egyptology and the continuing allure of ancient Egypt'
Timeless Travels

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm

Extent: 304 pp

Illustrations: 107

Publication date: 25 July 2019

ISBN: 9780500295441

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Imhotep: The man who became a god • 2. Visible to invisible: Amenhotep I and the transition to the Valley of the Kings • 3. The Enduring Fascination: Where are the missing Amarna royals? • 4. Herihor: A Tomb to ‘make Tutankhamun look like Woolworths’? • 5. A kingdom divided: The royal tombs of the Third Intermediate Period • 6. Buried three times in Egypt: The tombs of Alexander the Great • 7. The lost tomb of Cleopatra: A mausoleum lost underwater or a secret burial awaiting discovery? • Final Thoughts

About the Author

Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster. An expert on Egypt in the first millennium BC and the history of Egyptology, he has published extensively on both subjects, and has presented numerous related television documentaries, including Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Burnt Mummy (Channel 4, 2013) and King Tut’s Tomb: The Hidden Chamber (Channel 5, 2016). He worked for many years at the Egypt Exploration Society, London, acting as its Director between 2012 and 2016. In 2015 he was elected President of the International Association of Egyptologists and in 2016 he became Director of the Robert Anderson Trust, a charity that provides support for young scholars visiting London to further their studies and research.