In Tutankhamun's privacy - What the objects of his treasure reveal - French
"Even the most insensitive being[...] must surely feel the sacred horror and wonder that emanates from the secret shadows of this vertiginous past. »
On November 4, 1922, in the Valley of the Kings, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun, the last royal pharaoh of the 18th dynasty. Thousands of intact objects - buried with the young king who died at the age of only 17 - were then offered to him, to become what would later be called the "Treasury of Tutankhamun".
Egyptologist Florence Quentin looks back at the most significant episodes in the life of the pharaoh by deciphering certain intimate objects or rituals from his tomb: weapons, tanks, clothing, board games, jewellery, musical instruments, chapel with canopies, funeral mask...
Thanks to a detailed analysis, the author offers us new keys to understanding both the personality and the royal functions exercised by Tutankhamun.
This book is illustrated with a full-colour photo book representing the most remarkable objects in the treasure.
- Dimensions :
- 14,2 x 22,6 x 2,5 cm
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- Author :
- Quentin, Florence