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This is a Tutankhamen experience
on 7 January 2002
For an armchair Tutankhamun experience this book is brilliant. Nicholas has crafted a book that takes the reader, photograph-by-photograph, illustration-by-illustration through the family history, the Valley of the Kings and the treasures discovered. For the Tutankhamun reader this book is the reference work for getting a visual impression of that relation, that funery pit, that adze, in fact, an Alladin's Cave of information, lavishly illustrated. I constantly refer to this companion to check out references in other books. The casual reader can go as far as they wish because the illustrations keep pulling you in deeper and deeper. If you intend visiting the Valley of the Kings and the Cairo museum this is one book you should have at your side.