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The Tomb of Tutankhamun - Folio Society

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Howard Carter’s thrilling account of discovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb, in a superb two-volume Folio edition including a book of colour photographs by Sandro Vannini and the original text and exploration photographs.

For more than 3,000 years, the name of Tutankhamun was unknown to all but a select few historians and Egyptologists. That changed for ever in 1923, when Howard Carter made one of the most dazzling archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The Tomb of Tutankhamun is his personal account of uncovering the pharaoh’s treasures – from the euphoria of unsealing the burial chamber to anguish at the untimely death of his patron, Lord Carnarvon, and the painstaking work to collate more than 5,000 artefacts and tease out their significance. This two-volume edition includes an entire volume of 140 magnificent colour images taken by photographic pioneer Sandro Vannini, presenting Tutankhamun’s riches in unprecedented clarity. The companion volume faithfully reproduces Carter’s original text, published between 1923 and 1933, along with the astonishing first black-and-white photographs of the tomb as it was opened and discovered taken by Harry Burton – pictures that created a worldwide sensation. Professor David P Silverman, a world authority on Ancient Egypt, contributes an engaging introduction exclusive to the Folio edition.