Ancient Egypt has been a source of fascination for many civilizations. For centuries, grave robbers and archaeologists have attempted to plunder the hidden treasures of the tombs of the Pharaohs; then, on 26 November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The stories that have since grown up around the discovery of the tomb and of the boy king who lay undisturbed for over 3,000 years have become legendary and continue to fire imaginations around the world. "The Treasures of Tutankhamum" puts Tutankhamun's short life into context by describing and explaining the complexities of life in Ancient Egypt and details the actual discovery and original expedition, drawing on the personal archives of Howard Carter himself.
Jaromir Malek is an Egyptologist and the Keeper of the Archives at the Griffith Institute at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England - one of the leading Egyptological archives in the world and home to the personal archive of Howard Carter who discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. He has written numerous articles and a number of books, including The Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt (with John Baines), Egyptian Art, ABC of Egyptian Heiroglyphs, Egypt: 4000 Years of Art, The Cat in Ancient Egypt and The Treasures of Ancient Egypt.
Introduction; Maps; Egyptian Chronology; Ancient Egypt: The Land and the People; Ancient Egypt: Society, Religion and the Arts; The Pharoahs; King Akhenaten and the Amarna Period; The Reawakening of Interest in Ancient Egypt in the West; Jean-Francois Champollion and the Decipherment of the Hieroglyphs; Rediscovering Monuments of Ancient Egypt; Recording Monuments of Ancient Egypt; Early Photography in Egypt; C & C: Carter and Carnarvon; Back in the Valley; The Antechamber; The Tomb; The Excavators; Recording the Contents of Tutankhamun's Tomb; Harry Burton; Opening the Burial Chamber; The Burial Chamber; The Sarcophagus and Coffins; The King's Mummy; The Treasury; The Annexe; The Contents of the Tomb; Safeguarding Tutankhamun's Afterlife; Maintaining Tutankhamun's Royal Status in the Afterlife; Mementoes of this World; King Tutankhamun 13371327 BC; And 80 Years Later; Index; Translations; Credits.