1: The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen: Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter (Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology) (Volume 1)

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9781108018142: 1: The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen: Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter (Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology) (Volume 1)

Howard Carter (1874-1939) was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist, now renowned for discovering the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. Published between 1923 and 1933, this three-volume study contains Carter's detailed account of the sensational discovery, excavation and clearance of Tutankhamun's tomb and its treasures. The tomb was almost fully intact when discovered and remains the most complete burial discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Each volume of Carter's book is richly illustrated with over 100 photographs of the tomb and objects found in it, showing their original state and how they appeared after reconstruction. Carter's meticulous recording and conservation techniques are faithfully documented in his account, providing a vivid and engaging description of the work which occurred during the excavation and clearance of this famous site. Volume 1 describes in detail Carter's discovery of the tomb, its opening and the recording and clearance of the Antechamber.

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Howard Carter (1874-1939) was an English archaeologist, renowned for discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun. Originally published between 1923 and 1933, this three-volume study contains Carter's account of the sensational discovery, excavation and clearance of Tutankhamun's tomb. Volume 1 describes the original discovery and the opening of the Antechamber.

About the Author:

Howard Carter (1874-1939), artist and archaeologist, was attached to various epigraphic expeditions of the Egypt Exploration Fund, later joining the Egyptian Antiquities Service as Chief Inspector of Upper Egypt and finally working as excavator for Lord Carnarvon.

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