King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb Hardcover – 3 Dec 2007
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Consistently clear and vibrant photography.
About the Author
Zahi Hawass is Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt. He has written scores of books and articles on ancient Egypt, including The Royal Tombs of Egypt and his autobiography, Secrets from the Sand, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is also HUGE. 34.5cm tall and very nearly didn't fit into my bookcase (more suited as a coffee table book). It weighs approximately 2.5kg with nearly 300 pages; it is a monster of a book.
The truly unique part of this book is the fact that it had pull-out pages, the reason being so that large photos could be printed without having to shrink them into the small boundaries of a normal page. This way the reader can enjoy the detail of Ancient Egyptian craftsmanship.
The book has the following chapters
2. The stairway and entrance corridor
3. The antechamber
4. The treasury
5. The annexe
It is important to remember that this book is not about the discovery of Tutankhamun, or the history of the boy king but a focus on the artefacts found in his burial chamber. Each photograph of an artefact is accompanied by its name, the material it is made of, the height and a detailed description.
Even if you do not read a single word of the book it is still worth having just to look at the photographs (can't stress the beauty of these enough). It will be a very long time before you see a better book regarding the artefacts of Tutankhamun. Well worth the price.
The illustrations are utterly mouth-watering & with fascinating text.