• Title: The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt's Royal Burial Site
  • Author: Nicholas Reeves Richard H. Wilkinson
  • ISBN: 9780500050804
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Complete Valley of the Kings Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt s Royal Burial Site This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs such as Tutankh
    This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and Tuthmosis IV this valley contains some 80 tombs which were dug at the climax of Egyptian power than 3000 years ago The account includesThis account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and Tuthmosis IV this valley contains some 80 tombs which were dug at the climax of Egyptian power than 3000 years ago The account includes full descriptions of over 80 tombs, complete with factfiles, lists of contents and computer generated perspective cutaway views It describes the burials and mummies of famous pharaohs, from Tutankhamun and gives a blow by blow account of the rediscovery of the tombs, from Greek and Roman times to Howard Carter and the present day It details the latest research by the international teams in the valley, including the discovery of the tomb for the sons of Ramesses the Great The planning and ritual purpose of the tombs is also described, from the royal workforce to the scenes from the mysterious afterlife books adorning the tomb wall A full reference section, including a guide to visiting the valley, is also given.

    One Reply to “The Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt's Royal Burial Site”

    1. Great links: valleyofthekings.wetpaint/ebanmappingproject/ KV5, still under excavation, is the largest tomb.1. Preparations for the afterlife. Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari2. Agents of discovery.Page 59: James BruceIn the steps of Pococke, in 1768, followed JamesBruce, a Scotsman hailing from Kinnaird who visitedLuxor and likewise crossed the river to explorethe Valley of the Kings. The royal tombs hedescribes as 'magnificent, stupendous sepulchres',sited in 'a solitary place', Like his [...]

    2. He writes as if Hatshepsut was a jumped up regent instead of an actual pharaoh. A lot of the data and theories on her are hopelessly out of date, even for when he was writing the damn thing. Also, at the end in his section on visiting the tombs, he suggests that you use high speed film in the dimly lit tomb and slower exposures outside in the blazing sun. That's the complete opposite of how film cameras work. If you can't be bothered to check basic facts in a scholarly work, what good are you?

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