The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen: Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 30, 2010 - Social Science - 388 pages
Howard Carter (1874-1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist, now renowned for discovering the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. Published between 1923 and 1933, this three-volume study contains Carter's detailed account of the sensational discovery, excavation and clearance of Tutankhamun's tomb and its treasures. The tomb was almost fully intact when discovered and remains the most complete burial discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Each volume of Carter's book is richly illustrated with over 100 photographs of the tomb and objects found in it, showing their original state and how they appeared after reconstruction. Carter's meticulous recording and conservation techniques are faithfully documented in his account, providing a vivid and engaging description of the work which occurred during the excavation and clearance of this famous site. Volume 1 describes in detail Carter's discovery of the tomb, its opening and the recording and clearance of the Antechamber.
 

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Contents

Introduction Biographical Sketch of the late Lord Carnarvon By Lady Burghclere
1
CHAPTER
10
The King and the Queen
41
The Valley and the Tomb
50
The Valley in Modern Times
63
Our Prefatory Work at Thebes
75
The Finding of the Tomb
86
A Preliminary Investigation
97
A Survey of the Antechamber
112
Clearing the Antechamber
123
Visitors and the Press
141
Work in the Laboratory
151
The Opening of the Sealed Door
178
Appendix
189
Index
225
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