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The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy

Marchant, Jo

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ISBN 10: 0306821338 / ISBN 13: 9780306821332
Verlag: Da Capo Press, Boston, MA, 2013
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Titel: The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of ...

Verlag: Da Capo Press, Boston, MA

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used

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More than 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun’s desiccated body was lovingly wrapped and sent into the future as an immortal god. After resting undisturbed for more than three millennia, King Tut’s mummy was suddenly awakened in 1922. Archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the boy-king’s tomb, and the soon-to-be famous mummy’s story—even more dramatic than King Tut’s life—began.

The mummy’s “afterlife” is a modern story, not an ancient one. Award-winning science writer Jo Marchant traces the mummy’s story from its first brutal autopsy in 1925 to the most recent arguments over its DNA. From the glamorous treasure hunts of the 1920s to today’s high-tech scans in volatile modern Egypt, Marchant introduces us to the brilliant and sometimes flawed people who have devoted their lives to revealing the mummy’s secrets, unravels the truth behind the hyped-up TV documentaries, and explains what science can and can’t tell us about King Tutankhamun.

About the Author:

Jo Marchant is an award-winning journalist who specializes in writing about cutting-edge science. She has worked as a staff reporter and editor for Nature and New Scientist, where she is currently a consultant. She lives in London.

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