Discovering Tutankhamun

From Howard Carter to DNA

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774166372

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 4494

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.

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: 4721

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.

Contesting Antiquity in Egypt

Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Author: Donald Malcolm Reid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1617976822

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9927

The sensational discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb, close on the heels of Britain's declaration of Egyptian independence, accelerated the growth in Egypt of both Egyptology as a formal discipline and of 'pharaonism'-popular interest in ancient Egypt-as an inspiration in the struggle for full independence. Emphasizing the three decades from 1922 until Nasser's revolution in 1952, this compelling follow-up to Whose Pharaohs? looks at the ways in which Egypt developed its own archaeologies-Islamic, Coptic, and Greco-Roman, as well as the more dominant ancient Egyptian. Each of these four archaeologies had given birth to, and grown up around, a major antiquities museum in Egypt. Later, Cairo, Alexandria, and Ain Shams universities joined in shaping these fields. Contesting Antiquity in Egypt brings all four disciples, as well as the closely related history of tourism, together in a single engaging framework. Throughout this semi-colonial era, the British fought a prolonged rearguard action to retain control of the country while the French continued to dominate the Antiquities Service, as they had since 1858. Traditional accounts highlight the role of European and American archaeologists in discovering and interpreting Egypt's long past. Donald Reid redresses the balance by also paying close attention to the lives and careers of often-neglected Egyptian specialists. He draws attention not only to the contests between westerners and Egyptians over the control of antiquities, but also to passionate debates among Egyptians themselves over pharaonism in relation to Islam and Arabism during a critical period of nascent nationalism. Drawing on rich archival and published sources, extensive interviews, and material objects ranging from statues and murals to photographs and postage stamps, this comprehensive study by one of the leading scholars in the field will make fascinating reading for scholars and students of Middle East history, archaeology, politics, and museum and heritage studies, as well as for the interested lay reader.

The Shadow King

The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy

Author: Jo Marchant

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306821338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9818

Draws on myriad disciplines to address mysteries surrounding the mummy of Tutankhamun, providing coverage of the first autopsy of the mummy in 1925, recent arguments over its DNA, and the stories behind archaeological documentaries.

The Unknown Tutankhamun

Author: Marianne Eaton-Krauss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472575628

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1719

The reign of Tutankhamun was of major significance in the history of ancient Egypt. Following Howard Carter's discovery of the king's tomb in 1922, the story of the boy who became Pharaoh, died young and was buried in splendor at the height of Egyptian civilization captivated generations. But there exists a wide discrepancy between that saga and what scholarship has discovered in the last few decades about Tutankhamun's reign. A truer story is revealed, not by objects from his tomb, but by statuary, reliefs, paintings, and architecture from outside the Valley of the Kings. Marianne Eaton-Krauss, a leading authority on the boy king and the Amarna Period, guides readers through the recent findings of international research and the relevant documentation from a wide variety of sources, to create an accessible and comprehensive biography. Tracing Tutankhamun's life from birth to burial, she analyzes his parentage, his childhood as Prince Tutankhaten, his accession and change of name to Tutankhamun, his role in the restoration of the traditional cults and his own building projects, his death and burial, and the attitudes of his immediate successors to his reign. Illustrated with color and black-and-white images, the book includes extensive endnotes and selected bibliography, which will make it essential reading for students and scholars as well as anyone interested in Tutankhamun.

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: 8808

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.

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: 8732

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.

Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt

'Don Your Wig for a Joyful Hour'

Author: Carolyn Graves-Brown

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589411

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 5292

This volume offers new research on an essential but often controversial aspect of life in Dynastic Egypt. Its originality lies in combining research which uses Egyptology's traditional strengths, philological and iconographic, with reflections on material culture and on the discipline of Egyptology itself. The authors are internationally-recognized authorities in their fields.

The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen

Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

Author: Howard Carter,A. C. Mace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108018149

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 3832

Offers a digitally printed version of the work by Howard Carter detailing his discovery and excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings.

divine creatures

animal mummies in ancient egypt

Author: salima ikram

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774248580

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 9428

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different types: food offerings, pets, sacred animals, and votive offerings. For the first time, a series of studies on the different types of animal mummies, the methods of mummification, and the animal cemeteries located at sites throughout Egypt are drawn together in a definitive volume on ancient Egyptian animal mummies. Studies of these animals provide information not only about the fauna of the country, and indirectly, its climate, but also about animal domestication, veterinary practices, human nutrition, mummification technology, and the religious practices of the ancient Egyptians. Contributors: Edda Bresciani, Aidan Dodson, Salima Ikram, Dieter Kessler, Abd el-Halim Nur el-Din, Paul Nicholson, Donald Redford, Susan Redford, Roger Lichtenberg, and Alain Zivie.

Tutankhamen

The Search for an Egyptian King

Author: Joyce Tyldesley

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465029353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 303

The discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922 was perhaps the world’s most important archaeological find. The only near-intact royal tomb to be preserved in the Valley of the Kings, it has supplied an astonishing wealth of artifacts, spurred a global fascination with ancient Egypt, and inspired folklore that continues to evolve today. Despite the tomb’s prominence, however, precious little has been revealed about Tutankhamen himself. In Tutankhamen, acclaimed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley unshrouds the enigmatic king. She explores his life and legacy as never before, and offers a compelling new window onto the world in which he lived. Tutankhamen ascended to the throne at approximately eight years of age and ruled for only ten years. Although his reign was brief and many of his accomplishments are now lost to us, it is clear that he was an important and influential king ruling in challenging times. His greatest achievement was to reverse a slew of radical and unpopular theological reforms instituted by his father and return Egypt to the traditional pantheon of gods. A meticulous examination of the evidence preserved both within his tomb and outside it allows Tyldesley to investigate Tutankhamen’s family history and to explore the origins of the pervasive legends surrounding Tutankhamen’s tomb. These legends include Tutankhamen’s “curse”—an enduring myth that reaffirms the appeal of ancient magic in our modern world A remarkably vivid portrait of this fascinating and often misunderstood ruler, Tutankhamen sheds new light on the young king and the astonishing archeological discovery that earned him an eternal place in popular imagination.

Who Was King Tut?

Author: Roberta Edwards

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780448443607

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 105

View: 9966

Highlights the life of the boy pharaoh, describes the process by which his body and his tomb were prepared for the afterlife, and describes the search and excavation of his tomb in 1922.

The Murder of Tutankhamen

Author: Bob Brier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664754

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2962

One of the nation’s most respected Egyptologists examines the compelling mystery behind the death of King Tutankhamen. “Can the truth be known about a possible murder that would have been committed 3,000 years ago? Respected Egyptologist Bob Brier, specialist in paleopathology and host of the Learning Channel’s acclaimed series The Great Egyptians, believes it can. Skillfully combining known historical events with evidence gathered by advanced technologies, Brier has re-created the suspenseful story of religious upheaval and political intrigue that likely resulted in the murder of the teenage king Tutankhamen. . . . Breathing life into old bones and artifacts, Brier examines all available evidence to arrive at ‘the most reasonable explanation for a tragic event,’ an explanation that, he says, is testable through the use of current technology on the mummified remains of the ancient king.”—Booklist (starred review) “Brier's 3,000-year-old mystery steadily draws the reader into the curious and exotic world of Egyptology. . . . By the time you finish his intrigue-filled reconstruction of Tutankhamen’s world—which includes such elements as teenage love, religious heresy, the Orwellian rewriting of history and the desperate pleas of a terrified queen—you risk coming to care a good deal about the young Pharaoh’s fate. . . . We can be grateful to Dr. Brier for showing that even a mystery dating to the fourteenth century B.C. is subject to engrossing examination.”—The New York Times INCLUDES 16 PAGES OF PHOTOS

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Egypt

Page: 287

View: 5277

A guide to an exhibition of some of the artifacts found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, discussing the life and death of the young king, daily life in ancient Egypt, and ancient Egyptian religion and funerary practices.

The Material World of Ancient Egypt

Author: William H. Peck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521886163

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 8012

Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians.

Inside the Egyptian Museum with Zahi Hawass

Collector's Edition

Author: Zahi Hawass

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163647

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 6967

Here for the first time is the world's best-known Egyptologist's personal introduction to the unmissable highlights of the Museum--Zahi Hawass's own selection of his favorite 200 exhibits. For each piece, he gives some background to its discovery and significance, and describes what it means for him in terms of the art or the history of ancient Egypt, and why it strikes a personal chord.

The Murder of King Tut

The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller

Author: James Patterson,Martin Dugard

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446551201

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5422

A secret buried for centuries Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace's veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King's most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. The keys to an unsolved mystery Enchanted by the ruler's tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life's mission to uncover the pharaoh's hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt. The clues point to murder Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, Carter's files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages--to arrive at their own account of King Tut's life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.

High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt

Author: John Baines

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781845533007

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 7268

This novel work uses case studies of unfamiliar materials to expand discussion of aesthetic aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization in order to encompass elite lived experience and problems of elite interaction with other sectors of society. The opening chapter sets out the conceptual ground for the detailed analyses that follow, emphasizing the great importance to the actors of the relatively ephemeral activities under investigation. The first study treats human organization of the landscape and its exploitation to create elite meanings and to mobilize emotional values. Next, a treatment of the planning of settlements on the floodplain argues that Egypt offers a ruralizing ideal that presents an alternative to the urban focus of many early civilizations but has parallels in elite culture in much of the world. The third study analyses how a single year's events were orchestrated to culminate in a celebratory hunt by the king, his court, and high officials. The concluding chapter presents an initial synthesis of the Egyptian elite's treatment of experience, drawing in additional categories of evidence from material culture, literary texts, and the concept of travel.

Three Stones Make a Wall

The Story of Archaeology

Author: Eric H. Cline

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691184259

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 845

In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun’s tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, “I see wonderful things.” Carter’s fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, this book traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries. Along the way, it addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to today’s exciting new discoveries, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.