In this book, which may mark a new literary genre, art adventure, Mr. Hoving makes some startling disclosures that tarnish the image not only of the tomb's heroes [Carter and Carnarvon]… but of his very own museum. The book reads like a thriller, exuding like incense the heady atmosphere of the Valley of the Kings and thick with art, historical, and psychological insight. (Christian Science Monitor
Thomas Hoving's Tutankhamun: The Untold Story
is another excellent account of the excavation. (David Mattin Times London
About the Author
Thomas Hoving is the author of Making the Mummies Dance
and Art for Dummies
. He is the former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lives in New York City.