- ISBN 9780500051511
- 34.00 x 24.50 cm
- 324 Illustrations, 317 in colour
- First published 2007
‘Unpack the treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb as spread after glittering spread unfurls in this sumptuous new book’ – The Times
‘The ultimate book on the boy king … breathtaking images’ – The Daily Express
King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb gives a unique perspective on the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known.
This spectacular book uses carefully selected objects to illustrate the entire ten years of painstaking excavation and documentation carried out by Howard Carter and his team. Following the chambers of the tomb in the order in which Carter excavated them, it displays the site’s most magnificent artifacts, including all of the objects in current Tutankhamun exhibitions.
The superb images allow the objects from the tomb to be seen in even more detail than is possible with the naked eye, in stunning full-colour spreads and foldouts throughout the book.
Visit the website of the Tutankhamun exhibition
Zahi Hawass is Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, and Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara, and the Bahariya Oasis. He has made many major archaeological discoveries, including the tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza and the identification of the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut. His scores of books and articles on ancient Egypt include The Royal Tombs of Egypt and his autobiography Secrets from the Sand, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Sandro Vannini is an acclaimed photographer, and has worked closely with
Zahi Hawass over the years. He also contributed photographs to The Royal Tombs of Egypt and The Lost Tombs of Thebes.