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Tutankhamen : the search for an Egyptian king / Joyce Tyldesley.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780465020201 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0465020208 (hardcover) :
  • Description: xx, 316 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2012.

Available copies

  • 13 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 13 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction DT 87.5 T95 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection DT 87.5 .T95 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 932.014/T981t (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 932.014/Tyldesley (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose Biographies (Main Floor) Biography 932 Tutankhamen Tyldesley (Text to phone) Available -
North Shore - Danvers Campus Stacks DT 87.5 .T95 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks DT87.5 .T95 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
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Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW DT 87.5 .T95 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 1 913.32 T96T (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: "Published in 2012 in Great Britain by Profile Books Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-303) and index.
Contents Note: Tutankhamen's many curses -- Tutankhamen: Life and Death. Loss ; Discovery ; Recovery ; Inventory ; Autopsy ; Family ; Restoration. -- Tutankhamen: Life After Death. Tutankhamen's curse ; Secrets and lies ; Tutankhamen abroad. -- Who was who in ancient Egypt -- Egyptologists and 'experts' at the time of the discovery.
Summary: This book presents a portrait of King Tutankhamen, a fascinating and misunderstood ruler, shedding new light on his importance, his enduring power, and the archaeological discovery that earned him a place in the popular imagination. The discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 was perhaps the world's most important archaeological find. The only near-intact royal tomb to be preserved in the Valley of the Kings, it has supplied an astonishing wealth of artifacts, spurred a global fascination with ancient Egypt, and inspired folklore that continues to evolve today. Despite the tomb's prominence, however, precious little has been revealed about Tutankhamen himself. In this book the author, an Egyptologist unshrouds the enigmatic king. She explores his life and legacy as never before, and offers a compelling new window onto the world in which he lived. Tutankhamen ascended to the throne at approximately eight years of age and ruled for only ten years. Although his reign was brief and many of his accomplishments are now lost to us, it is clear that he was an important and influential king ruling in challenging times. His greatest achievement was to reverse a slew of radical and unpopular theological reforms instituted by his father and return Egypt to the traditional pantheon of gods. A meticulous examination of the evidence preserved both within his tomb and outside it allows the author to investigate Tutankhamen's family history and to explore the origins of the pervasive legends surrounding Tutankhamen's tomb. These legends include Tutankhamen's "curse", an enduring myth that reaffirms the appeal of ancient magic in our modern world. -- From book jacket.

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