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Tutankhamun

The Treasures of the Tomb

Zahi Hawass, Sandro Vannini

£29.95

The ultimate book on the treasures of Tutankhamun, with breathtaking photographs of the most significant objects

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Overview

The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its fabulous 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 in 1922. 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 photographs reproduce the objects in infinitesimal detail.

With stunning full-colour spreads and foldouts throughout the book, this sumptuous volume is the definitive record of Tutankhamun’s glittering legacy.

Reviews

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

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

'Rich, lavish, insightful … five stars'
All About History

'Majestic … the book leaves the reader awe-stricken at the sophistication of ancient Egyptian civilisation, both culturally and creatively'
The Lady

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Specifications

Format: Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)

Edition Type: Compact edition

Size: 28.9 x 20.8 cm

Extent: 296 pp

Illustrations: 324

Publication date: 16 August 2018

ISBN: 9780500293904

Contents List

Introduction: The Adventures of Howard Carter and Zahi Hawass • The Stairway and Entrance Corridor • The Antechamber • The Burial Chamber • The Treasury • The Annexe • Conclusion

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.