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Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs Hardcover – September 16, 2008
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Readers will find in the first third of this book a high-level overview of the 3000-year history of Ancient Egypt. The longevity of this civilization is unmatched to this day. Renowned Egyptologists such as Zahi Hawass, David Silverman, Betsy Bryan, and Donald Redford usually succeed at rendering the history of Ancient Egypt accessible to all. This first section would definitely benefit from a time line, a glossary of the most commonly used terms in Egyptology, and a more detailed map of the ancient sites mentioned in this section. The simplistic time line of Ancient Egypt reproduced at the end of this book does not bear the comparison with the comprehensive, graphical time line of this ancient civilization that stands on a wall at the entrance to the exhibition. Furthermore, some sites mentioned in this section do not appear on the map reproduced at the beginning of the book.
The rest of the book is mainly dedicated to a reproduction of the artifacts that are part of the itinerant exhibition. Photographer Sandro Vannini has realized a tour de force in allowing the readers of this book to truly visualize the splendor of many artifacts.Read more ›
Oh, the exhibit was fantastic. If you'd like to avoid the crowds, go on a weekday, early in the day and early in the week.
and beginners egyptologists. I have enjoyed reading it, and placed it
in my library as a reference book. There is still much mystery about
this young pharaoh, and the book brings some light to help dispel it, but
without erasing the fascination of the discovery of the tomb. I would
recommend it to all students of ancient history.