The Tomb of Tutankamen
Introduction by Anthony Brandt.
Feverishly we cleared away...the passage before the doorway, until we had only the clean sealed doorway before us.... We made a tiny breach in the top left hand corner to see what was beyond.
There was naturally short suspense for those present who could not see, when Lord Carnarvon said to me `Can you see anything,' I replied to him `Yes,...more
Mr. Carter wrote these chapters at the time of his excavation of the tomb, so it is all written in present tense, and it's easy for the r ...more
This book is marvelous. ...more
This is essentially Carter’s journal of his excavation work in the Valley of the Kings that led to his discovery of Tut’s tomb. After the discovery – described in about the first third of the book – the rest of the text deals with the artifacts uncovered and the great efforts required to recover them from the ravages of time. There is a lot of detail here that can get the reader bogged down, but were of great interest at the time. Carter, ...more
Although modern archeological practice would take exception with the techniques used by Carter, especially th ...more
It is a fascinating book to read the first hand account from the discoverer himself, when the tomb is discovered and opened again after 3,000 years. The first pictures of the antechamber artifacts and other rooms is mesmerizing.
Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who devoted his life to archaeology. He first travelled to Egypt in 1891, where he held several archaeological positions, until in 1907 he was privately funded by the English aristocrat Lord Canarvon to carry out work at Canarvon's exc ...more