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The discovery of Tutankhamun's treasure-filled tomb is one of the greatest events in modern archeology. It is also a story so filled with intrigues, accusations, international imbroglios, and lasting scandals that it forever altered the way archaeological expeditions were organized and conducted. Hoving's Tutankhamun focuses on Howard Carter, the archaeologist who persisted for six years in his search in the Valley of the Kings for Tutankhamun's tomb. Other major figures in the discovery include: Carter's patron Lord Carnarvon, who died shortly after entering the tomb, thus kindling rumors of a curse; Carter's rival Pierre Lacau, a French Jesuit who headed the Antiquities Service in Cairo and did everything he could to ruin Carter and deny his claim; the Egyptian authorities determined to keep the artifacts of their national heritage in their country; and Arthur Weigall and other Egyptologists who felt slighted by Carter's refusal to admit experts anywhere near his discovery.

Synopsis:

Former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Hoving recounts Howard Carter's search for Tut's tomb, and the international confrontations that followed, as Carter kept other archeologists away from his find, Carter's partner died shortly after the discovery thereby starting rumors of a curse, and the Egyptian government fought to keep the treasure in their country.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 370-376) and index.

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Part history, part detective story, this book recounts the brief life and reign of the boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815411864
Author:
Hoving, Thomas
Publisher:
Cooper Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Middle East - Egypt
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Excavations (archaeology)
Subject:
Excavations
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Egypt Antiquities.
Subject:
Tutankhamen - Tomb
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no 401
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
8.98x5.96x.84 in. 1.16 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » Egypt
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East

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Product details 408 pages Cooper Square Publishers - English 9780815411864 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Hoving recounts Howard Carter's search for Tut's tomb, and the international confrontations that followed, as Carter kept other archeologists away from his find, Carter's partner died shortly after the discovery thereby starting rumors of a curse, and the Egyptian government fought to keep the treasure in their country.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 370-376) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Part history, part detective story, this book recounts the brief life and reign of the boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
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