Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb
By Zahi Hawass
The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume takes the reader through Tutankhamun’s tomb room-by-room in the order that it was discovered and excavated by Howard Carter, illuminating the tomb’s most magnificent artifacts. Zahi Hawass imbues the text with his own inimitable flavor, imagining how the uncovering and opening of the tomb must have felt for Carter, and addressing some of the questions that most intrigue the public: Did Carter steal objects from the tomb? Why did he damage the king’s mummy? Was he in love with Lord Carnarvon’s daughter? Sandro Vannini’s extraordinary photographs reproduce the objects in minute and stunning detail.
This sumptuous volume, here in a new, smaller-sized edition, is the definitive record of Tutankhamun’s glittering legacy.