Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    What I'm Giving | December 2, 2014

    Cary Elwes: IMG Cary Elwes: What I'm Giving



    At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached... Continue »

    spacer

A Passion for Egypt: Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'Curse of the Pharaohs'

by

A Passion for Egypt: Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'Curse of the Pharaohs' Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This compelling biography of Arthur Weigall, the British Egyptologist and Chief Inspector of Antiquities, chronicles his involvement with the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb under Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Weigall came into conflict with Carter and Carnarvon over newspaper reporting of the famous find. His remarks to the press during that time led to the infamous story of the "Curse of the Pharaohs." This biography brings to life the atmosphere, intrigue, and intense competition in Egypt during the first quarter of the 20th century.

About the Author

Julie Hankey is the granddaughter of Arthur Weigall.

Table of Contents

Part I: 1880-1914 * "That Violent Hullabaloo" * "Select Establishments" * From Pedigrees to Hieroglyphs * Egypt "Like a House on Fire" * Private Idyll; Howard Carter; Public Ideal * Yuya and Tuya, and Weigall "Bashmufetish" * The Flooding of Nubia; the Tomb of the Nobles * Another Royal Tomb: Queen Tiy? Akhnaten? * The Eastern Desert; "Odium Archaeologicum" * Gaiety; Akhnaten; and Howard Carter Again * Maspero; the Autocrat of Thebes; Akhnaten's Curse * Alan Gardiner at Gurneh; High Life in Luxor * "Egyptologists are Themselves...the Worst Vandals" * Breakdown; the Bronze; the War for Egypt's Heritage * Scandal, Schemes, and Egyptology for Egyptians * Part II: 1914-1934 * From Egypt to the West End * Experiments in Theatre and Film * Novelist and Film Critic * Tut-ankh-Carter and TutCarnarvon * American Lecture Tour; Carter Again; and Divorce * Egyptian Chronology; English Monuments * The Old Brigade versus the Moderns * History Again: Beating the Philistines * Shutting the Door

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845114350
Author:
Hankey, Julie
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Social Scientists & Psychologists
Subject:
Biography-Social Scientists and Psychologists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 b/w photos
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.19x6.36x1.19 in. 1.42 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Social Scientists and Psychologists
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Africa and Middle East

A Passion for Egypt: Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'Curse of the Pharaohs' Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 392 pages Tauris Parke Paperbacks - English 9781845114350 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.