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Tutankhamen's curse : the developing history of an Egyptian king /
Joyce Tyldesley.
imprint
London : Profile, 2012.
description
xx, 316 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.),maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1861978731 (hbk.), 9781861978738 (hbk.)
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imprint
London : Profile, 2012.
isbn
1861978731 (hbk.)
9781861978738 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8661973
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Praise for Cleopatra'Tyldesley's strength has always been her storytelling, and here she is on top form' Sunday Telegraph 'This excellent biography scores with a wealth of splendid detail' Independent 'Magnificent ... strips away preconceptions to provide a rich, absorbing picture of a country and its Egyptian Queen' Belfast Telegraph
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'Tutankhamen's Curse' explores the story of a lost king and his development into a cultural icon. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen.
Main Description
Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king, and his development into a cultural icon, with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen's Curse is designed to appeal to a wide readership, including general readers and students of Egyptology, archaeology, museology, the 'horror' genre, and social history.
Main Description
Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king, and his development into a cultural icon, with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen's Curse is designed to appeal to the widest of readerships, from general reader and lovers of history to students of Egyptology and archaeology.
Main Description
The opening of Tutankhamen’s virtually intact tomb ninety years ago is probably the most famous achievement of Egyptology. Tutankhamen’s Curse examines the many myths attached to that event, not least the myth of the ancient curse which has centred on his tomb. Joyce Tyldesley approaches the story of the boy king, his true identity, the discovery of his tomb by Howard Carter and the sorting of its extraordinary contents with fresh eyes. Her book opens up the ancient Egyptian view of death and life after death, the curses laid on the violators of ancient tombs (who perhaps may include the recent robbers of the Cairo Museum!), and our long-lasting fascination with mummies.

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