Extraordinary, beautiful, curious and interesting mixed edition on the discovery of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, which includes integrated into the text in bags containing 30 facsimile documents of historical importance provided by the latest research. “The Treasures of Tutankhamun”, by Jaromir Malek, first Spanish edition 2006 by Iberlibro.
Illustrated hardcover landscape book, format 20.6 x 26.8 cm. 64 pages with texts, photographs and beautiful illustrations, including the bags containing the facsimiles of the documents, diaries, cards and photographs. Presented in an illustrated cardboard cover box, format 31 x 28 x 4 cm.
Ancient Egypt has been a source of fascination for many civilizations. For centuries, tomb robbers and archaeologists have tried to loot or discover the treasures hidden in the tombs of the pharaohs; thus, on November 26, 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon found the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The world was shocked, never before had a tomb been found in such perfect condition, with all the riches it contained still intact. The stories that spawned around the discovery of the tomb and the young king, who had lain in peace for more than 3,000 years, became legends and continue to stir imaginations around the world today.
“The Treasures of Tutankhamun” places the short existence of the pharaoh in its historical context, describing and explaining the complex life in Ancient Egypt. It deals in detail with the work of the first Egyptologists, and ends with the narration of the discovery carried out by the expedition, based on the images and documents from the personal archive of Howard Carter himself. Beautifully illustrated, the book contains over 30 extraordinary facsimile documents, including:
A fragment of the “Lettre à M. Dacier” by Jean-François Champollion, the first man to decipher hieroglyphs.
The copy of the Gizeh inscriptions made by Sir William Petrie in the 19th century.
A letter sent by Carter to Lord Carnarvon in December 1920.
The drawings made by Carter during the removal of the bandages from the mummy of Tutankhamun.
A fragment of the album of a tourist trip with photographs of the excavation in 1923.
Complete copy and in perfect condition.
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