The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 2 The Burial Chamber

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 12/18/2014
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter and the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological find the world had ever seen. Despite its plundering by thieves in antiquity, the burial of the king lay intact with its nest of coffins and funerary shrines, surrounded by a mass of burial equipment arranged in three peripheral chambers.

Following on from the first volume's account of the search for and initial discovery of the team, in the second volume Howard Carter recounts the discovery of the king's burial chamber: the breakthrough to the four protective shrines, the revelation of the quartz-sandstone sarcophagus, the king's three coffins (his own of pure gold) and the bejewelled mummy of the Pharaoh himself. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, the book includes over 150 photographs of the treasures that lay within the great burial chamber of Tutankhamun.

Author Biography

Howard Carter (1874-1939) was an artist and archaeologist, best known for his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Table of Contents

List of Plates

Introduction: Remarks Upon Egyptian Art
1. Tut.Ankh.Amen
2. The Tomb and The Burial Chamber
3. Clearing the Burial Chamber and Opening the Sarcophagus
4. The State Chariots
5. The Opening of the Three Coffins (Season 1925-26)
6. Points of Interest in Egyptian Burial Customs
7. The Examination of the Royal Mummy
Appendix I: Report Upon the Examination of Tut.Ankh.Amen's Mummy
Appendix II: The Chemistry of the Tomb
Appendix III: Report on the Floral Wreaths Found in the Coffins of Tut.Ankh.Amen
Appendix IV: Notes on Objects from the Tomb
Appendix V: Report on the Examination of Specimens from the Tomb of King Tut.Ankh.Amen
Appendix VI: Description of the Objects

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