Discovering Tutankhamun

From Howard Carter to DNA

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774166372

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 1790

Penned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this fully illustrated study reviews our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun. 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.

Paleopathology of the Ancient Egyptians

An Annotated Bibliography 1995–2016 , Updated Edition

Author: Lisa Sabbahy

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1617977284

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 8122

This updated and expanded annotated bibliography presents and describes over 1,200 books, dissertations, excavation reports, and articles relevant to the paleopathology of the ancient Egyptians from the fields of Egyptology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and medicine, making it possible for scholars in these different fields to keep current with the latest finds and results. Each source has a short annotation explaining its relevant pathological information, so that scholars can ascertain whether or not any particular source is germane to their own research, and see what is being studied and published by others. In particular, this bibliography will be an immense help to scholars outside the field of Egyptology who want to know about the newest excavations with human remains. It will be indispensable to scholars as well as non-specialists who are intrigued by this area of study, particularly forensic pathologists, medical researchers, historians of medicine, and mummy enthusiasts.

Joyful in Thebes

Egyptological Studies in Honor of Betsy M. Bryan

Author: Kathlyn M. Cooney,Richard Jasnow

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1937040410

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 761

An international group of scholars have contributed to Joyful in Thebes, a Festschrift for the distinguished Egyptologist Betsy M. Bryan. The forty-two articles deal with topics of art history, archaeology, history, and philology representing virtually the entire span of ancient Egyptian civilization. These diverse studies, which often present unpublished material or new interpretations of specific issues in Egyptian history, literature, and art history, well reflect the broad research interests of the honoree. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Bryan's publications through 2015.

Scanning the Pharaohs

CT Imaging of the New Kingdom Royal Mummies

Author: Zahi A. Hawass,Sahar N.. Saleem,Sahar Saleem

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9774166736

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4211

The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families.

The Tomb of Tutankhamun Vol. I

The Discovery

Author: Howard Carter


ISBN: 1939331005

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 4856

"Let me try and tell the story of it all. It will not be easy, for the dramatic suddenness of the initial discovery left me in a dazed condition, and the months that have followed have been so crowded with incident that I have hardly had time to think." Among the hundreds of books written about ancient Egypt and Tutankhamen, you won't find an equal to Howard Carter's powerful book about his discovery. His great work in many ways remained unfinished. He left us, however, this remarkable document of discovery. The book is Carter's personal story of the greatest adventure of his life--one that has not been surpassed in nearly a century of archaeology. In 1904, retired American lawyer, Theodore Davis, famously declared that The Valley of the Kings in Thebes had given up all of its secrets, leaving nothing more to be discovered. He relinquished his exclusive rights to dig in The Valley. But as Howard Carter states in this volume, "The history of The Valley has never lacked the dramatic element." Some 18 years later, Carter made the richest archaeological discovery in history within yards of where Davis had dug. The world immediately became obsessed with everything Tutankhamen. From architecture, to household goods, to fashion, a early 20th-century surge in fascination with ancient Egypt took hold across the globe. Howard Carter, too, had been obsessed with finding Tut. The discovery would consume the rest of Carter's life. After becoming known to the world, Howard Carter died in relative obscurity in 1939. This is not a dry scientific treatment of the excavation or the artifacts. What he imparts with this book is a sense of excitement, wonder, and mystery set expertly into a concise context of history and Egyptology, captivating layperson and specialist alike, young or old. Intertwining notes on Egyptian gods, religion, mythology, and magic, Carter spins an alluring real-life tale, setting the context for Egyptian history and Tutankamun. For the first time this amazing work is available for Kindle. With a new Introduction and updated footnotes, you'll have more context to follow this book than Carter's original readers did. Much information that was yet to be understood or discovered in 1922 is included in the Introduction. Care has been taken to create a well-formatted book for Kindle. It includes images from the original publication. You can even take it with you on your smartphone if you have the Kindle app installed, and then refer to it while visiting the Tutankhamun exhibit in one of the cities it visits in North America. Remember to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover image in the upper left of this page. Buy this book today and you'll read it again and again.


die Welt der Pharaonen

Author: Regine Schulz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833132704

Category: Egypt

Page: 538

View: 1413

Die fernen Tage


Author: Sally Beauman

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641134129

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 7891

England 1922: Um sich von einer schweren Krankheit zu erholen, reist die junge Lucy mit ihrer Gouvernante nach Ägypten. Bald schon ist sie fasziniert von der Schönheit des fernen Landes und dem illustren Kreis bedeutender Archäologen und ihrer Familien. In Frances findet sie eine beste Freundin, gemeinsam erleben die beiden die aufregenden Entdeckungen im Tal der Pyramiden mit und erforschen die rätselhafte Welt der Erwachsenen – eine Welt aus Halbwahrheiten und dunklen Geheimnissen. Noch Jahre später werfen die Geheimnisse, die ihren Anfang in Ägypten nehmen, ihre Schatten auf Lucys Leben und gefährden ihre große Liebe ...


Author: Aude Gros de Beler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898362023


Page: 133

View: 5818

Luxor und das Tal der Könige

Author: Kent R. Weeks


ISBN: 9783937606101


Page: 563

View: 9510

Ein thematisch umfassender, informativer und reichhaltig illustrierter Reiseführer zu den Tempeln und Grabanlagen in Luxor (dem antiken Theben) und im "Tal der Könige".


die Religion des Lichtes

Author: Erik Hornung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491690769


Page: 159

View: 7634

Mumien, Tempel, Pharaonen

eine Geschichte des Alten Ägypten

Author: Barbara Mertz,Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806225006


Page: 323

View: 1812


Erster Band

Author: Georg Ebers

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925000394

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 398

In the winter of 1873 I spent some weeks in one of the tombs of the Necropolis of Thebes in order to study the monuments of that solemn city of the dead; and during my long rides in the silent desert the germ was developed whence this book has since grown. The leisure of mind and body required to write it was given me through a long but not disabling illness. In the first instance I intended to elucidate this story-like my "Egyptian Princess"-with numerous and extensive notes placed at the end; but I was led to give up this plan from finding that it would lead me to the repetition of much that I had written in the notes to that earlier work. The numerous notes to the former novel had a threefold purpose. In the first place they served to explain the text; in the second they were a guarantee of the care with which I had striven to depict the archaeological details in all their individuality from the records of the monuments and of Classic Authors; and thirdly I hoped to supply the reader who desired further knowledge of the period with some guide to his studies.

Ägyptische Kunst

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822854556


Page: 94

View: 3423

Einführung in die altägyptische Kunst anhand von 35 Beispielen.

Sohn der Sonne

Author: Moyra Caldecott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890603124

Category: Egypt

Page: 246

View: 4315


Ägyptens falscher Prophet

Author: Nicholas Reeves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805328289

Category: Egypt

Page: 238

View: 3327

Die verbotenen Gräber in Theben

Author: Zahi A. Hawass,Sandro Vannini

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805340779

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 6332

Zutritt verboten: Ein einmaliger Blick in ägyptische Grabstätten Unweit des Tals der Könige hat man Hunderte eindrucksvoller altägyptischer Grabstätten aus der Zeit des Neuen Reichs entdeckt. Dort begrub man Menschen, die zum Hofstaat des Pharao gehörten. Sie enthalten einige der exquisitesten Beispiele ägyptischer Kunst und Kunstfertigkeit - beinahe unversehrte Wandgemälde und Reliefs von einzigartiger Schönheit. Doch gerade einmal eine Handvoll dieser Gräber kann man betreten: Die meisten wurden geschlossen und sind nur noch Forschern zugänglich. An die 70 dieser »verbotenen« Gräber beschreibt der weltberuehmte Ã_gypten-Experte Zahi Hawass in seinem prachtvollen neuen Band »Die verbotenen Gräber in Theben«. Dazu liefert Star-Fotograf Sandro Vannini nie gesehene Einblicke und Ansichten in grossformatigen exklusiven Aufnahmen und spektakulären Klapptafeln.