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Author Reeves, Nicholas, 1956-

Title The complete Valley of the Kings : tombs and treasures of Egypt's greatest Pharaohs / Nicholas Reeves, Richard H. Wilkinson.

Imprint London : Thames & Hudson, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  932 REE    Missing
Description 224 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Note Originally published: 1996.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Presents an account of the Valley of the Kings, famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. This title brings together the art, archaeology and history to create both a sourcebook and guide for tourists, scholars, students and armchair travellers.
Contents 1 Preparations for the afterlife. Royal tombs after the pyramids -- The topography of western Thebes -- The geography of the Royal Valley -- Pharaoh's workforce: the villagers of Deir el-Medina -- Planning a royal tomb: design and symbolism -- Cutting the tombs -- Graffiti and ostraca -- Decorating the walls: art, religion and symbolism -- Stocking the chambers: what the dead took with them -- Pharoh joins the gods. 2. Agents of discovery. Tourists in ancient times -- Early travellers -- Antiquaries and savants -- Belzoni the 'Patagonion Sampson' -- The dilettantes -- The great expeditions -- The valley in transition 1844-1899 -- Theodore Davis: a new tomb every season -- Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter. 3. Tombs of the kings. The search for the tomb of Amenophis I -- The tombes of Tuthmosis IV and Amenophis III -- The enigma of Akhenaten's tomb -- Tutankhamun and his successors -- Horemheb to Sethos I -- The tombs of Ramesses II and his sons -- From Amenmess to Sethnakhte -- The later Ramessids -- Tombs of the nobles. 4 Decline of a royal necropolis. 4. Decline of a royal necropolis. Robbers! -- The royal mummies -- The face of pharaoh -- Deciphering the dockets.
Subject Valley of the Kings (Egypt) -- Antiquities.
Valley of the Kings (Egypt) -- History.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Egypt -- Valley of the Kings. (OCoLC)fst01241843
Grab (DE-588)4021716-4
Pharao (DE-588)4133037-7
Tal der Könige (DE-588)4078137-9
Ägypten Altertum (DE-588)4068430-1
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Wilkinson, Richard H.
ISBN 9780500284032 (pbk.)
0500284032 (pbk.)
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