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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris Naunton
Format
Book
Published
London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9780500051993, 0500051992
Summary
"Egypt boasts some of the most spectacular ancient ruins in the world, scattered across the entire country. Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have unearthed the burials of some of Egypt's celebrated pharaohs, from the chambers deep within the famed pyramids at Giza to the tombs hidden away in the rocky hills of the Valley of the Kings. And yet, many of the most intriguing and notorious individuals remain unaccounted for. Where are Alexander the Great and Cleopatra, both said by the historians of the Greek and Roman empires to have been buried in Egypt? Chris Naunton describes the quest for these and other great 'missing' tombs and those that we know must exist, but have yet to be found and presents the key moments of discovery that have yielded astonishing finds and created the archetypal image of the archaeologist poised at the threshold of a tomb left untouched for millennia"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Imhotep: the man who became a god
  • Visible to invisible: Amenhotep I and the Valley of the Kings
  • The missing Amarna royals: the enduring mystery
  • Herihor: a tomb to 'make Tutankhamun look like Woolworths'?
  • A kingdom divided: the royal tombs of the Third Intermediate Period
  • Buried three times in Egypt: the tombs of Alexander the Great
  • The lost tomb of Cleopatra: a mausoleum lost underwater or a secret burial awaiting discovery?
  • Final thoughts.
Description
288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-276) and index.
Technical Details
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