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The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun
The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun by Zahi Hawass 0792259149 9780792259145
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The Golden King: The World of Tutankhamun by Zahi Hawass

Tutankhamun has mesmerized the world ever since Howard Carters dramatic discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, a fascination fanned anew by the current world tour of the spectacular artifacts buried with him, a priceless trove that casts a spell on everyone who sees them. In this richly illustrated book, Egypts leading archaeologist chronicles the Boy King and the royal dynasty that bred him. And what a dynasty! Tuts grandfather, the Sun King Amenhotep III, married queen Tiye before they reached their teens, then ruled for 40 years. Their heretical son, Akhenaten, abandoned Egypts pantheon to worship a single god; his wife Nefertiti is still remembered as one of historys legendary beauties. Tutankhamun ascended the throne as a child and died before the age of twenty, but the splendor of his brief reign and the sensational unearthing of his tomb have made him the most famous of all the pharaohs. Zahi Hawass brings these fabled figures and their tumultuous, astonishing age to life, with an authoritative text highlighted by scores of stunning photographs, including archival images from the first great era of Egyptian archaeology, when Carter and other Westerners reawakened the world to the golden glory of the ancient civilization explored in this dazzling book.

Author: Zahi Hawass

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 172

Publisher: National Geographic

Publication Date: 2006-05-16

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0792259149

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