By Richard H. Wilkinson, Nicholas Reeves

This account of the Valley of the Kings brings jointly its paintings, archaelogy and historical past in a single quantity prepared thematically. well-known because the burial position of the good New state pharaohs - comparable to Tutankhamun, Ramesses the nice and Tuthmosis IV - this valley includes a few eighty tombs that have been dug on the climax of Egyptian energy greater than 3000 years in the past. The account comprises 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 offers a blow-by-blow account of the rediscovery of the tombs, from Greek and Roman instances to Howard Carter and the current day. It info the newest study through the foreign groups within the valley, together with the invention of the tomb for the sons of Ramesses the good. The making plans and formality function of the tombs can be defined, from the royal crew to the scenes from the mysterious "afterlife" books decorating the tomb wall. an entire reference part, together with a advisor to vacationing the valley, is additionally given.

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