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The Tomb of Tutankhamen
by Howard Carter | Nonfiction
Registered by Jenny-G of Croydon, Victoria Australia on 7/4/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by Jenny-G from Croydon, Victoria Australia on Friday, July 04, 2014

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Book purchased from Croydon Red Cross May 2014 to read prior to release.

From back cover:
"The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 is a landmark in archaeological history and certainly the most important single find in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Unlike that of more illustrious Pharaohs the tomb of the boy-king Tutankhamen had laid unmolested by graverobbers for more than three thousand years. To its discoverers it yielded a treasure of unimagined magnificence, ranging from chariots, chairs and caskets to the great sepulchral shrine of 'the Lord of the West'.

The story of this discovery, first published by instalments between 1923 and 1933, is here told by Howard Carter who led the work of excavation. Not only does he provide a brilliant portrait of the life and death on an 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, but he also communicates the feeling of awe and excitement which spurred the explorers as the tomb yielded up its extraordinary riches.

The text is complemented by Harry Burton's contemporary photographs, and a selection of more recent colour photographs which show the treasures as they may be seen today."
 


Journal Entry 2 by Jenny-G at Croydon, Victoria Australia on Sunday, October 11, 2015

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2015/#20

Book has been neatly covered to protect it on its journey, with a special sticker on the front. 


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