Author(s): Jaromir Malek
Explaining Tutankhamun's background and the role of the Pharaoh, "The Treasures of Tutankhamun" shows how Egypt became a source of fascination for those in the West. Using photographs, drawings and diagrams from the original expedition, it brings to life the excitement and wonderment that Carter and Carnarvon must have felt upon opening the tomb. It also describes the painstaking efforts that were taken as they and their team slowly investigated the wealth of objects that had lain hidden for centuries. It also addresses its impact on the study of Egyptology and the more far-reaching effects it has had.
Jaromir Malek is an Egyptologist and the Keeper of the Archives at the Griffith Institute at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, one of the leading Egyptological archives in the world. He has written numerous articles and a number of books.
Introduction; Chronology; Map; The Land and People; Society, Society, Religion and Arts; The Pharaoh; King Akhenaten and the Amarna Period; Reawakening Interest in the West; Champollion and Decipherment of Hieroglyphics; Rediscovering Ancient Egyptian Monuments; Recording the Legacy of Ancient Egypt; Early Photography; Carter and Carnarvon; Back in the Valley; The Antechamber; The Tomb; The Excavators; Recording the Contents; Harry Burton, photographer; Opening the Burial Chamber; The Burial Chamber; Sarcophagus and Coffins; The Mummy; The Treasury; The Annexe; Contents of the Tomb; Safeguarding the Afterlife; Maintaining Status in the Afterlife; Mementos; King Tutankhamun; 80 Years Later.