Tutankhamun (Treasures of Ancient Egypt) : A lively chronicling of the discovery and significance of the tomb of Tutankhamun, this volume unveils the details of the dig, from the initial disappointment at what seemed to be an unimportant discovery to its emergence as the most important archaeological discovery of ancient Egypt. An introductory chapter places the reign of Tutankhamun in its historical context. A second chapter recounts the discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. The extraordinary objects found in the tomb are described in detail, showcased in specially commissioned photographs.The deluxe edition is presented in an elegant slipcase. Housed in a plastic pouch affixed to the inside back cover, a 3-D map features a plan of the different chambers of Tutankhamun's tomb. The reverse side of the map describes the treasures found in the tomb and includes a biography that traces the life of Tutankhamun and the famous "curse of the pharaohs."
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