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By Richard H. Wilkinson, Nicholas Reeves

This account of the Valley of the Kings brings jointly its artwork, archaelogy and background in a single quantity prepared thematically. well-known because the burial position of the nice New country pharaohs - reminiscent of Tutankhamun, Ramesses the good and Tuthmosis IV - this valley includes a few eighty tombs that have been dug on the climax of Egyptian strength greater than 3000 years in the past. The account contains complete descriptions of over eighty tombs, entire with factfiles, lists of contents and computer-generated point of view cutaway perspectives. It describes the burials and mummies of well-known pharaohs, from Tutankhamun and provides a blow-by-blow account of the rediscovery of the tombs, from Greek and Roman occasions to Howard Carter and the current day. It info the most recent examine by way of the overseas groups within the valley, together with the invention of the tomb for the sons of Ramesses the nice. The making plans and formality function of the tombs is usually defined, from the royal staff to the scenes from the mysterious "afterlife" books decorating the tomb wall. an entire reference part, together with a consultant to vacationing the valley, can also be given.

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