The Golden King

The Golden King

eBook - 2006
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An illustrated story of Tutankhamun by leading Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass that reveals details of the boy king's life and dynasty, archival photographs of Howard Carter's discovery in 1922, and images of artifacts that were buried with the pharaoh.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2006.
ISBN: 9780792259145
Characteristics: 1 online resource (162 [3] p.) :,col. ill.


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Apr 19, 2017

Author is an Egyptian archaeologist and director of the Egyptian Antiquities. The book has lovely large photos of items found in King Tut's tomb. The historical account of King Tut's ancestors and even King Tut's reign is brief, but a good overview. He also traces the growth of Amun worship and provides reasons why Akhenaten had a desire to worship only one god, Aten. The author attributes King Tut's death at the age of 18 as commonplace during his lifetime; he does not dwell on any conspiracy theory or cause of death. The book is very readable and also good for browsing - looking at the details of the enlarged pictures or just reading those chapters that are of interest. There is no table listing the names of the pharaohs and their dates. There is no index, but there are a few books listed for further reading.

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