Complete Valley Of The Kings Hardcover – Nov 1 1996
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"A richly illustrated, reasonably priced account of the burial sites of Egypt's greatest rulers."
From the Back Cover
Here is the definitive account of the Valley of the Kings, visited by millions of tourists and famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. Some eighty tombs were dug in the valley at the height of Egyptian power more than 3,000 years ago, their chambers stocked with incredible treasures and decorated with magnificent wall paintings. It was here, in 1922, that Howard Carter stumbled upon the virtually intact tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun. Recently the valley has made international headlines with the discovery of the burial chapels of Ramesses the Great's many sons; The Complete Valley of the Kings is the first book to publish an account of these remarkable findings. Reeves and Wilkinson, both acknowledged authorities on the valley, bring together the art, archaeology and history in one exciting account. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
In many ways these men were amateur violators, thieves no-less, but our modern interest stem from them and their legacy.
Vastly illustrated throughout, colour balanced with black and white photography and the simple, but enormously effective line drawings in 3D of the tomb layouts and designs. Comparison of style, form and development is instantly possible.
"Who's who in KV35" typically illustrates the book's grasp of controversial issues, supporting the wide range of modern scholarly thought, while attempting to be neutral.
Detail is a very much a part of this survey. Inscriptions and archaeological evidence recorded faithfully alongside "fact files"of the discoveries, right down to where the reports were published etc. This adds a flavour of complete authenticity which supports the book. Good index, further reading and sources. One small criticism: occasionally little too detailed for light reading and not always enough background on the Pharaohs' themselves, but this could be easily solved with reference to another suitable book.
Most recent customer reviews
Excellent book, if you are interest in ancient egypt, read this book, you'll learn a lot of interesting facts about the valley of the kings, the pharaohs, etc..Published on Feb. 10 2004
It is the best book on the Valley of the Kings. In it you can find not just information but a treasure, a treasure showing the magnificent treasures of ancient Egypt.Published on Dec 16 2002
This is a good book, however the print is too small. If the publishers read this- please make a large print edition of this.Published on Oct. 30 2001 by Lori Kaminsky
This book gives readers a tour through the history and archaeology of the Valley of the Kings. The authors provide much detailed information about the tombs and treasures of... Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2000 by Francesca Jourdan
Excellent summary information on the Valley of the Kings, presented in a concise and coherent format with lots of correlated information. Read morePublished on Oct. 5 1998
This is a fascinating book. As I read, I felt like I was actually discovering and exploring the tombs myself. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 1998
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