Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt (Paperback)Chris Naunton (author)
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In this gripping account, Chris Naunton explains the mysteries of the missing tombs and presents all the evidence, skilfully unravelling the tangled threads surrounding the burials of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten and his son Tutankhamun, and the burial place of Imhotep, architect of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, among others. Could other such tombs lie undiscovered in the Valley of the Kings? In fact, the Valley almost certainly does guard hidden treasures. Amazing finds of unsuspected tombs continue to occur there and elsewhere in Egypt, making headlines worldwide - all are covered in this book.
As well as immersing the reader, step by step, in the action of the search and the thrill of discovery, the book also explores the reasons why tombs remain such a central part of both the popular perception of Egyptology and the continuing allure of ancient Egypt.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Highly readable ... there is much to recommend here' - BBC History Magazine
'As well as immersing us in the action of the search and the thrill of discovery, this book also explains why tombs remain such a central part of both the popular perception of Egyptology and the continuing allure of ancient Egypt' - Timeless Travels
'A joyous book that has at its heart a love for ancient Egyptian history and a desire to share that with people ... Naunton balances between popular narratives and current research to provide a thoroughly enjoyable book' - Journal of History and Cultures
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