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A Passion for Egypt: Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'Curse of the Pharaohs'

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This compelling biography of Arthur Weigall, the British Egyptologist and Chief Inspector of Antiquities, chronicles his involvement with the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb under Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Weigall came into conflict with Carter and Carnarvon over newspaper reporting of the famous find. His remarks to the press during that time led to the infamous s ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published December 15th 2007 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks
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Isidore
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hankey not only resurrects Weigall from unjustified oblivion in this highly entertaining biography, she offers many intriguing new tidbits on other, better-known Egyptologists of the early twentieth century. Those interested in stage and screen of that period will find an unexpected bonus in her account of Weigall's work on stage and in film. Recommended without reservation.
Nettle
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, egypt
I finished it! This wasn't that long but it was pretty dense, and the pages were very big.

The way it goes on, I'm surprised that nobody seems to have ever heard of him and he's not mentioned in any of the other books I've read lately.

Interesting stuff, worth picking up if you're interested in people, less so if you're interested in the archaeology of Egypt. He potters around for a while, the politics of the people running the show get very complicated and then he goes back to England and becom
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