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The enthusiasm of archaeologist and prolific author Hawass radiates from this book. Hawass is the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, and he discovered the tombs of the pyramid builders at Giza and identified the mummy of pharaoh Hatshepsut. His presentation of objects in this book follows the path of the tomb chambers in their order of excavation by Howard Carter. Hawass tells the story of the tomb's discovery as seen through the eyes of Carter and of the Egyptians who worked with him. Many of the 26 foldouts show top/bottom, front/back, and side images of objects pictured elsewhere from only one viewpoint. Although lavishly illustrated (featuring 324 color illustrations) with photographs by Vannini, who has contributed to many other archaeological volumes, this is no mere coffee-table book. Not to be outshone by the magnificent images, Hawass's text provides a history of the process of Carter's discovery. Recommended for high school, public, academic, and special libraries.—Nancy J. Mactague, Aurora Univ. Lib., IL
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This volume surpasses the rave reviews I first read before purchasing. It is comprehensive and fascinating. The photography elicits an audible gasp with the turn of each page. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sandra Rieser
The book is simply magnificent. Beautiful pictures and very informative. Well worth of the Golden King. I just couldn't put it down. And I couldn't find better price. Read morePublished on June 2, 2010 by Beny
Gorgeous book. On sale at the Tut Exhibit for many more dollars. I recommend the book and the exhibit, which is spectacular (I saw the one in Atlanta).Published on December 26, 2008 by Harbeth Cawthon