The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 1: Search, Discovery and Clearance of the Antechamber

December 1, 2020
The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 1: Search, Discovery and Clearance of the Antechamber

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian KingTutankhamun [Tut.ankh.Amen] in November 1922 by Howard Carter andthe fifth Earl of Carnarvon was the greatest archaeological findthe world had ever seen. Despite its plundering by thieves inantiquity, the burial of the king lay intact with its nest ofcoffins and funerary shrines, surrounded by a mass of burialequipment arranged in three peripheral chambers.Published in 1923, this is the first volume of Carter's trilogy,describing the years of frustration in search of the burial site,the triumph of its eventual discovery and the long, painstakingprocess of exploring and cataloguing its treasures. Containing over100 images from the site itself, this volume also includes Carter'sshort article, 'The Tomb of the Bird,' which inadvertently spawnedthe legend of the great curse of Tutankhamun's tomb.