Tutankhamen's Curse The Developing History of an Egyptian King

by Joyce Tyldesley

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Tutankhamen's Curse The Developing History of an Egyptian King Synopsis

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.

Tutankhamen's Curse The Developing History of an Egyptian King Press Reviews

'Magnificent... strips away preconceptions to provide a rich, absorbing picture of a country and its Egyptian Queen'
(Belfast Telegraph)

'This excellent biography scores with a wealth of splendid detail.'

'Tyldesley's strength has always been her storytelling, and here she is on top form.'
(Sunday Telegraph)

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ISBN: 9781861971661
Publication date: 25/07/2013
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781861971661
Publication date: 25th July 2013
Author: Joyce Tyldesley
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Ancient history: to c 500 CE, African history,

About Joyce Tyldesley

Joyce Tyldesley's books include acclaimed biographies of king Ramesses the Great, the female pharaoh Hatchepsut and queen Nefertiti. Her biography Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt , was a Radio 4 Book of the Week; Egypt: How a Lost Civilization was Rediscovered, accompanied a major BBC series. She is a senior lecturer in Egyptology at Manchester University, where she teaches the online Certificate Course in Egyptology.

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