Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Egypt

Page: 287

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A guide to an exhibition of some of the artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, discussing the life and death of the young king, daily life in ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian religion and funerary practices.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780792238737

Category: History

Page: 285

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A guide to an exhibition of some of the artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, discussing the life and death of the young king, daily life in ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian religion and funerary practices.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792238737

Category: History

Page: 285

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A guide to an exhibition of some of the artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, discussing the life and death of the young king, daily life in ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian religion and funerary practices.

The Golden King

The World of Tutankhamun

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259145

Category: History

Page: 162

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One of the world's leading Egyptologists presents a beautifully illustrated portrait of the young pharaoh and the ancient Egyptian world in which he lived, including studies of his heretical father Akhenaten and stepmother Nefertiti, all supplemented by stunning studies of some of the treasures from his tomb and archival photographs of the tomb's discovery. Original. 17,500 first printing.

Tutankhamun

The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426202643

Category: Art

Page: 257

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One of Egypt's premier archaeologists offers a visual tour of the great treasures of ancient Egypt in a companion volume to the 2008 U.S. exhibition that includes the magnificent artifacts found in the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun and that surveys three thousand years of ancient Egyptian history and the lives of its great pharaohs. 17,500 first printing.

A Passion for Egypt

Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'Curse of the Pharaohs'

Author: Julie Hankey

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781845114350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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This compelling biography of Arthur Weigall, the British Egyptologist and Chief Inspector of Antiquities, chronicles his involvement with the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb under Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Weigall came into conflict with Carter and Carnarvon over newspaper reporting of the famous find. His remarks to the press during that time led to the infamous story of the "Curse of the Pharaohs." This biography brings to life the atmosphere, intrigue, and intense competition in Egypt during the first quarter of the 20th century.

The Treasures of Tutankhamun

And the Egyptian Museum of Cairo

Author: Araldo De Luca,Alessia Amenta

Publisher: White Star Publishers

ISBN: 9788854400689

Category: Art

Page: 279

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The boy pharaoh's vast store of tomb goods has intrigued the world not only for what it reveals, but also for the questions it raises about life in ancient Egypt. Interest in the pharaohs will rise again this year to meet the beginning of a two-year tour of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs"-an exhibition of over 130 objects rarely seen outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.The museum's immense art and archaeological heritage comes alive, providing a broad background for those interested in the story of King Tutankhamun and in Egypt's past from the formation of the first unitary state in the Nile Valley to the Roman conquest. Complete with comprehensive descriptions of the famous grave goods of Tutankhamun and the treasures of Tanis, the book dedicates ample space to the pyramid sites of Giza, Saqqarah, and Dahshur, the royal tombs of Thebes, and the temple of Karnak. Here is an authoritative and elegant itinerary through the world's greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities in one volume.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408810026

Category: History

Page: 672

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A brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated general history of ancient Egypt, from the builders of the first pyramids to Cleopatra

the valley of the golden mummies

Author: zahi hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774245855

Category: History

Page: 224

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A beatifully illustrated book chronicling some of the most recent archeological discoveries in Egypt. The astonishing discovery of the Valley of the Golden Mummies in Bahariya Oasis, deep in the Western Desert of Egypt, is considered perhaps the most spectacular Egyptian archeological discovery since that of Tutankhamun's tomb. This vast site was uncovered by accident, when a donkey stumbled intothe opening of one of the many underground tombs of a 2,000-year-old cemetery believed to cover approximately two square miles. Never before have so many mummies been discovered at a single site: multi-chambered tombs dating from the Roman period in Egypt held rows of mummies, many adorned withgilded masks and painted cases, others wrapped in linen. Whole families were found placed together. Jewelry, pottery, amulets, and other artifacts were also uncovered, and it is estimated that as many as 10,000 mummies may ultimately be uncovered from the site, which has escaped plunderers and isthus remarkably intact. Featuring some 250 color illustrations, most of which have never before been published, this exciting book reveals the lives, customs, and religious beliefs of this until now little-known community. As such, it will both fascinate and enthrall all those with an interest in the ancient history ofEgypt.

The Woman Who Would Be King

Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

Author: Kara Cooney

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307956784

Category: History

Page: 320

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An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her improbable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just over twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of pharaoh in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays in the veil of piety and sexual reinvention. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut shrewdly operated the levers of power to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh. Hatshepsut successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority, and her reign saw one of Ancient Egypt’s most prolific building periods. Scholars have long speculated as to why her monuments were destroyed within a few decades of her death, all but erasing evidence of her unprecedented rule. Constructing a rich narrative history using the artifacts that remain, noted Egyptologist Kara Cooney offers a remarkable interpretation of how Hatshepsut rapidly but methodically consolidated power—and why she fell from public favor just as quickly. The Woman Who Would Be King traces the unconventional life of an almost-forgotten pharaoh and explores our complicated reactions to women in power. From the Hardcover edition.

Tutankhamun

Author: T. G. H. James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788880954514

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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The purpose of this book is to describe by text and illustration the extraordinary tomb of this seemingly unimportant king of the late Eighteenth Dynasty, with its exceptional contents. An introductory chapter sets the historical scene for the reign of Tutankhamun, placing it in the context of the anciently reviled period of heresy associated with King Akhenaten, and its disintegration after his death. Tutankhamun ruled on the point of the change back to a traditional Egyptian regime, with the rehabilitation of the old gods, a change, which was consolidated after his death by his general Horemheb. A second chapter discusses the archaeology of the discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. It will show, more clearly than has previously been appreciated, how Carter's obsession with the Valley of the Kings and, secondarily with the Amarna Period and its aftermath, developed from his earliest days in Egypt, the course of this search for 'the' royal tomb. The drama of the final season, with the discovery, the revelation of a virtually un-robbed royal tomb's contents, and the poignant death of the Earl of Caernarfon, provides the element of the Greek tragedy to this unique event. A large selection of the objects found in the tomb is described in the main body of the book. Colour photographs specially taken for this publication accompany the descriptive texts, which place the objects in their distinctive settings as exceptional example of the creativity of the ancient Egyptian artists and craftsmen.

Mountains of the Pharaohs

The Untold Story of the Pyramid Builders

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385503051

Category: History

Page: 213

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A leading archaeologist interweaves family history and the latest archaeological data into the story of the construction of the great pyramids of Giza, the saga of the fourth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom, and the advanced civilization that spawned the engineering expertise and architectural artistry that existed during the time. 35,000 first printing.

Valley of the Golden Mummies

Author: Joan Holub

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 9780448428178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents an introduction to mummies in the form of a school report written by a young boy after a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Tutankhamun

The Mystery of the Boy King

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books

ISBN: 9780792283546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Presents the life and accomplishments of Tutankhamen using the art and artifacts obtained as a result of the discovery of his tomb in 1922.

Scanning the Pharaohs

CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies

Author: Zahi A. Hawass,Sahar N.. Saleem,Sahar Saleem

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9774166736

Category: History

Page: 352

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The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families.

Amarna Sunrise

Egypt from Golden Age to Age of Heresy

Author: Aidan Dodson

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 9774166337

Category: History

Page: 288

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The latter part of the fifteenth century B C saw Egypt's political power reach its zenith, with an empire that stretched from beyond the Euphrates in the north to much of what is now Sudan in the south. The wealth that flowed into Egypt allowed its kings to commission some of the most stupendous temples of all time, some of the greatest dedicated to Amun-Re, King of the Gods. Yet a century later these temples lay derelict, the god's images, names, and titles all erased in an orgy of iconoclasm by Akhenaten, the devotee of a single sun-god. This book traces the history of Egypt from the death of the great warrior-king Thutmose III to the high point of Akhenaten's reign, when the known world brought gifts to his newly-built capital city of Amarna, in particular looking at the way in which the cult of the sun became increasingly important to even 'orthodox' kings, culminating in the transformation of Akhenaten's father, Amenhotep III, into a solar deity in his own right.

Curse of the Pharaohs

My Adventures with Mummies

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 9780792266655

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Zahi A. Hawass, currently in charge of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, tells true stories of archaeology and Egypt's treasures.

Tutankhamun, His Tomb and Its Treasures

Author: Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0394411706

Category: Art objects, Egyptian

Page: 250

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Black-and-white on-the-scene photographs and full-color plates record the great art treasures discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun, and a British Egyptologist comments extensively on individual items