Tutankhamen's Curse by Joyce A. Tyldesley
The Developing History of an Egyptian King

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The range of topics covered is impressive: from the history of excavation in the Valley of the Kings...to questions about Tutankhamen's parentage...
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This is the true history and mythology of Tutankhamen. Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. "Tutankhamen's Curse" approaches the story of the lost king, and his development into a cultural icon, with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen. "Tutankhamen's Curse" is designed to appeal to the widest of readerships, from general reader and lovers of history to students of Egyptology and archaeology.
 

About Joyce A. Tyldesley

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Tyldesley, holder of a doctorate from Oxford University, is Honorary Research Fellow at the school of Archeology, Classics, and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, England.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by Profile Books(GB). 336 pages
Genres: History.
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Reviewed by Toby Wilkinson on Feb 24 2012

The range of topics covered is impressive: from the history of excavation in the Valley of the Kings...to questions about Tutankhamen's parentage...

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