THE FORGOTTEN PHARAOH The Discovery of Tutankhamun


Editorial: Germany: C. Bertelsmann Verlag 1978, 1978
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Título: THE FORGOTTEN PHARAOH The Discovery of ...

Editorial: Germany: C. Bertelsmann Verlag 1978

Año de publicación: 1978


FIRST UK EDITION, 1980. Translated from the German by George Unwin. 8vo., pp. 7-302 plus appendices, general bibliography, notes on the sources and index. Original dark blue cloth sound/FINE. Interior crisp/FINE. Dust jacket sound/NEAR FINE. Seen in all their glory of modern presentation it is easy to forget that the treasures of Tutankhamun were only discovered in 1922 after the persistent and painstaking search of one man. Howard Carter, a young man of seventeen, began his 30 year adventure of excavation and discovery as a draughtsman under the famous archaeologist Flinders Petrie in Amarna. Gradually falling under the spell of the science he discovered an unaccounted for gap of ten years after the rule of Akhenaten and became convinced there must have been another pharaoh of whom nothing was known. Philipp Vandenberg has written a fascinating book on this great story of excavation an exploration into the past which yielded such unimaginable treasures. N° de ref. de la librería 10479

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