1 Discovering Tutankhamun--from Howard Carter to DNA.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position::Brief article - Book review
 
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1 DISCOVERING TUTANKHAMUN--FROM HOWARD CARTER TO DNA

By Zahi Hawass

Published by AUC press

SBN 9789774166372

Price 29.95 [pounds sterling] hardback

Penned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this comprehensive and fully illustrated new study reviews the current state of our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun in light of the latest investigations and newest technology. Zahi Hawass places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history, unravelling the intricate and much debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period. He also succinctly explains the religious background and complex beliefs in the afterlife that defined and informed many features of Tutankhamun's tomb...

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