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The Boy Behind the Mask: Meeting the Real Tutankhamun

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The name of Tutankhamun brings to mind shining images of gold treasure, a secret tomb, and an ancient curse. However, the real history of the young king is surrounded by rumor and mystery. Alongside the vast riches miraculously discovered by Howard Carter in the famous tomb were more mundane finds including textiles, plates of food, plants, and childhood relics. In this re ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Oneworld Publications
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This is necessarily a book made up almost entirely of guesswork. Though it claims to add something different to the body of work about Tutankhamun, I can't say it really did teach me anything I didn't already know -- Charlotte Booth has to use the treasures from the tomb to illuminate Tutankhamun, and that has been done before in several different books.

In addition, some of the facts she stated are contradicted in my other books -- not exactly uncommon in Egyptology, I'm sure, but not reassuring
April Brown
What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up.

Length? – A couple of days to read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Real world Egypt 1350 - 1340 BC.

Written approximately? – 2007.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No. In a few places it s repetitive, and in others it contradicts itself.

Short storyline: A study of the history of one of Egypt's most famous kings, as wel
I honestly don't see why this book was written at all. Even in the introduction it was acknowledged that Tutenkhamun was not a very important king and didn't live very long and not a whole lot happened during his reign. The Boy Behind the Mask purports to be a biography of Tutenkhamun, but since practically nothing is known about King Tut -- not even his parentage -- this biography is nothing more than a series of educated guesses, based mainly on the items found in his tomb. It's full of words ...more
I love this book! Of course, my love of history is responsible for sparking my love of this novel. The idea of trying to reconstruct Tutankhamun's life based upon known history, archeological studies in Egypt, as well as the contents of his tomb is a brilliant innovation. As all explanations of daily life during ancient history, supposition and assumption permeat this writing; however, I feel that the author reached the correct conclusions in most instances. It is a compelling study of life for ...more
A view of this enigma of history as more than the occupant of one of the most famous tombs of history, but as the young man he surely was...
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