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Tutankhamen : the search for an Egyptian king, Joyce Tyldesley

Label
Tutankhamen : the search for an Egyptian king
Title
Tutankhamen
Title remainder
the search for an Egyptian king
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Tyldesley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a portrait of King Tutankhamen, a fascinating and misunderstood ruler, shedding new light on his importance, his enduring power, and the archaeological discovery that earned him a place in the popular imagination. The discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 was perhaps the world's most important archaeological find. The only near-intact royal tomb to be preserved in the Valley of the Kings, it has supplied an astonishing wealth of artifacts, spurred a global fascination with ancient Egypt, and inspired folklore that continues to evolve today. Despite the tomb's prominence, however, precious little has been revealed about Tutankhamen himself. In this book the author, an Egyptologist unshrouds the enigmatic king. She explores his life and legacy as never before, and offers a compelling new window onto the world in which he lived. Tutankhamen ascended to the throne at approximately eight years of age and ruled for only ten years. Although his reign was brief and many of his accomplishments are now lost to us, it is clear that he was an important and influential king ruling in challenging times. His greatest achievement was to reverse a slew of radical and unpopular theological reforms instituted by his father and return Egypt to the traditional pantheon of gods. A meticulous examination of the evidence preserved both within his tomb and outside it allows the author to investigate Tutankhamen's family history and to explore the origins of the pervasive legends surrounding Tutankhamen's tomb. These legends include Tutankhamen's "curse", an enduring myth that reaffirms the appeal of ancient magic in our modern world. -- From book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyldesley, Joyce A
Dewey number
932/.014092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT87.5
LC item number
.T95 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tutankhamen
  • Tutankhamen
  • Tutanchamun
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Pharaohs
  • Egypt
  • Grab
  • Entdeckung
Label
Tutankhamen : the search for an Egyptian king, Joyce Tyldesley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in 2012 in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tutankhamen's many curses -- Tutankhamen: Life and Death. Loss ; Discovery ; Recovery ; Inventory ; Autopsy ; Family ; Restoration. -- Tutankhamen: Life After Death. Tutankhamen's curse ; Secrets and lies ; Tutankhamen abroad. -- Who was who in ancient Egypt -- Egyptologists and 'experts' at the time of the discovery
Control code
ocn744287554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 316 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465029358
Lccn
2011942704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465020201
  • (OCoLC)744287554
Label
Tutankhamen : the search for an Egyptian king, Joyce Tyldesley
Publication
Note
"Published in 2012 in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tutankhamen's many curses -- Tutankhamen: Life and Death. Loss ; Discovery ; Recovery ; Inventory ; Autopsy ; Family ; Restoration. -- Tutankhamen: Life After Death. Tutankhamen's curse ; Secrets and lies ; Tutankhamen abroad. -- Who was who in ancient Egypt -- Egyptologists and 'experts' at the time of the discovery
Control code
ocn744287554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 316 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465029358
Lccn
2011942704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465020201
  • (OCoLC)744287554

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