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The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen: v. 2: Burial Chamber

The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen: v. 2: Burial Chamber (Paperback)

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The tomb of Tutankhamun (Tut.ankh.Amen), uncovered by the fifth Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter in November 1922, was one of the greatest archaeological finds the world has ever seen. Though superficially plundered by thieves in antiquity, the burial proper remained intact, still surrounded by a mass of funerary equipment arranged in three peripheral chambers. "The Tomb of Tut.ankh.Amen: The Burial Chamber" was originally published in 1927 as the second volume of Carter's trilogy. It records, in detail, the work of the second and third seasons at the tomb: the opening of the four protective shrines; the discovery within of Tutankhamun's quartz-sandstone sarcophagus; the extraction of the king's three anthropoid coffins (the innermost of solid gold) and the final examination of the pharoah's splendidly bejewelled mummy.

Howard Carter (1874-1939), artist and archaeologist, was attached to various epigraphic expeditions of the Egypt Exploration Fund, later joining the Egyptian Antiquities Service as Chief Inspector of Upper Egypt and finally working as excavator for Lord Carnarvon.

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