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James, T. G. H. (Thomas Garnet Henry)
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[Vercelli, Italy] : Friedman/Fairfax Publishers, [2000]

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319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 36 cm
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DT87.5 .J35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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A brilliantly produced volume on one of the most intriguing historical figures ever-oversized and lavishly illustrated with 8 pages of gatefolds, 400 color images, the highest quality paper, and a three-piece linen-bound cover!
  Until Howard Carter finally discovered Tutankhamun's tomb, the magnificence of the young king's legacy, left behind more than 3,000 years ago, was merely legend. What Carter unearthed in 1922, after years of painstaking work, exceeded anyone's expectations--and created a worldwide sensation. Come along on Carter's groundbreaking archeological adventure, courtesy of the British Museum's longtime keeper of Egyptian antiquities and author of several books on the subject. From the first shovel that dug into Egyptian earth to the uncovering of Tut's body, you're there every step of the way, enlightened by knowledge of the life and background of the Boy Pharaoh, this incredible historical significance of his brief reign, and an overview of his world.   Renowned art photographer Araldo De Luca brings us virtually inside the tomb with over 400 pictures all taken especially for this book: from pendants, bangles, and collars to furniture, royal regalia and weapons, this is a dazzling display in both words and all-new photographs of the most breathtaking treasure trove in the history of the world.

Author Notes

T.G.H. James was born in 1923 in Neath, South Wales. Educated at Oxford University, he spent his whole professional life at the British Museum, where he was Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities from 1974 to 1988. He has worked in Egypt on excavations and on epigraphic projects and has lectured widely in Europe and the USA. He has written widely on all aspects of ancient Egyptian history, art and culture

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 10
Chapter 1 Tutankhamun and His Times: The Historical Backgroundp. 18
Chapter 2 The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamunp. 44
Chapter 3 A Treasure above All Treasuresp. 76
Personal Funerary Equipmentp. 82
Servant Figuresp. 110
Personal Ritual Objectsp. 128
Ritual Furniture and Objectsp. 136
Figures of Anthropomorphic Deitiesp. 144
Figures of Animal Deitiesp. 150
Amuletsp. 158
Royal Figuresp. 172
Royal Regaliap. 180
Dress and Cosmetic Objectsp. 188
Jewelryp. 200
Personal Possessionsp. 260
Weaponsp. 272
Boatsp. 282
Furniture and Boxesp. 286
Vessels and other Objects of Calcitep. 305
List of Objectsp. 316