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Tutankhamun's Tomb: The Thrill of Discovery

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This richly illustrated book of vintage photographs commemorates one of the most memorable episodes in the history of archaeology: the discovery and exploration in 1922 of the tomb of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (Dynasty 18, ruled ca. 1336and#150;1327 B.C.).and#160; These photographs, documenting every stage in the process of discovery, were taken by the renowned archaeological photographer Harry Burton. Burton was a staff member of the Metropolitan Museum Egyptian Expedition when he was and#147;lentand#8221; to Howard Carter, the famed excavator of Tutankhamunand#8217;s tomb.

From the rock-cut steps leading down to the entrance passage, to the opening of the sealed chambers inside, to the first view of the contents of the tomb and the removal of the objects, Burtonand#8217;s beautiful black-and-white photographs show thousands of the richly made and decorated objects found in the tomb.and#160; Carefully reproduced from Burtonand#8217;s original prints, the photographs are accompanied by new descriptive text written by two prominent Egyptologists with extensive knowledge of the history of Tutankhamun and the contents of his tomb.

Book News Annotation:

As part of the 1920s excavation of the newly discovered tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, British archaeological photographer Harry Burton documented the clearance of the tomb over the course of ten years, recording the work itself as well as the individual objects found in the tomb both as they were uncovered and after they had been cleaned and repaired. This volume presents 78 of the images he captured, from panoramic views of the Valley of the Kings to the famous gold mask of "King Tut."
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

As part of the 1920s excavation of the newly discovered tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, British archaeological photographer Harry Burton documented the clearance of the tomb over the course of ten years, recording the work itself as well as the individual objects found in the tomb both as they were uncovered and after they had been cleaned and repaired. This volume presents 78 of the images he captured, from panoramic views of the Valley of the Kings to the famous gold mask of "King Tut." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

James Allen is curator and Susan Allen is senior research associate in the Department of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300120264
Author:
Allen, Susan J
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Photographer:
Burton, Harry
Introduction by:
Allen, James P.
Introduction:
Allen, James P.
Author:
Allen, James P.
Author:
Allen, Susan J.
Author:
Burton, Harry
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Excavations (archaeology)
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Egypt Antiquities.
Subject:
Tutankhamen - Tomb
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
157 duotone illus.
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
12 x 9.88 in 2.2 lb

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