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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 of this famous site. Volume 3 describes the recording and conservation of objects in the Treasury and Annexe rooms and puts forward Carter's interpretation of their use.
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- Date Published: September 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108018166
- length: 372 pages
- dimensions: 213 x 140 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.48kg
- contains: 156 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The room beyond the burial chamber (a treasury)
2. The funerary equipment found in the room beyond the burial chamber
3. The annexe (a store-room)
4. The objects found in the annexe (a store-room)
5. The main cause of deterioration and chemical changes among the objects in the tomb
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