The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 2: The Burial Chamber

December 1, 2020
The Tomb of Tutankhamun: Volume 2: The Burial Chamber

The discovery of the resting place of the great Egyptian PharaohTutankhamun [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.Following on from the first volume's account of the search forand initial discovery of the team, in the second volume HowardCarter recounts the discovery of the king's burial chamber: thebreakthrough to the four protective shrines, the revelation of thequartz-sandstone sarcophagus, the king's three coffins (his own ofpure gold) and the bejewelled mummy of the Pharaoh himself. Nowavailable in the Bloomsbury Revelations series, the bookincludes over 150 photographs of the treasures that lay within thegreat burial chamber of Tutankhamun.