TUTANKHAMUN AND THE GOLDEN OF THE PHARAOHS

TUTANKHAMUN AND THE GOLDEN OF THE PHARAOHS

The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun- the most spectacular royal tomb ever found- is one of the most famous events in the history of archaeology. The treasures of this tomb surpass all others, and the fifty Tutankhamun artifacts featured in thisbook illustrate many uses of gold and other precious materials in ancient Egypt, giving us a glimpse into the extraordinary richness of this ancient civilization. The book also includes never-before-seen images of the full-body forensic recreation ofthe boy king. How did Tut really look and what caused his untimely death? Cutting edge CT scan data provides tantalizing clues.In addition artifacts from the period preceding the reign of Tutankhamun will be featured, illuminating this fascinating era of Egyptian history and setting the stage for the treasures of Tut. These pieces will illustrate the history of the 18th dynasty, daily life under the golden pharaohs, and the journeys of both kings and commoners to the afterlife, and will includepieces dating to the reigns of four 18th dynasty pharaohs, the direct ancestors of Tutankhamun - Amenhotep II and Tuthmosis IV; Amenhotep III and Akhenaten. A number of pieces come from the Theban area, where the great temple of Amun stood, the siteofmany great discoveries, and Amarna, where Akhenaten built a new capital city. Other artifactscome from one of the rare private tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the burial of Amenhotep III's parents-in-law, Yuya and Tjuya.
Editora: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
ISBN: 0792238737
ISBN13: 9780792238737
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2005
Número de Páginas: 287
Acabamento: HARDCOVER
por R$ 94,90