9781472577771

The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 3 The Annexe and Treasury

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    9781472577771

  • ISBN10:

    1472577779

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/18/2014
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

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.

After the long search for the tomb and its initial discovery and excavation (volume 1), after the discovery of the king's resting place and body (volume 2), the third and final volume of Howard Carter's account sees him reach the treasury, full of the incredible riches that the Pharaoh had sort to take with him to the world beyond and which had seemed lost to time before Carter's historic discovery. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, the book includes over 150 photographs of the treasury and its contents.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
List of Plates

Introduction: Facts and Theories Relating to the Kings Involved in the Aten Heresy
1. The Room Beyond the Burial Chamber (A Treasury)
2. The Funerary Equipment Found in the Room Beyond the Burial Chamber
3. The Annexe (A Store-Room)
4. The Objects Found in the Annexe (A Store Room)
4.1 Extraneous Objects Not Traditionally Belonging to the Annexe (A Store-Room)
4.2 The Contents Proper of the Annexe (A Store-Room)
5. The Main Cause of the Deterioration and Chemical Changes Among the Objects in the Tomb
Appendix I: Report Upon the Two Human Foetuses Discovered in the Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen
Appendix II: The Chemistry of the Tomb
Appendix III: Plates
Index

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