Former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Hoving recounts Howard Carter's search for Tut's tomb, and the international confrontations that followed, as Carter kept other archeologists away from his find, Carter's partner died shortly after the discovery thereby starting rumors of a curse, and the Egyptian government fought to keep the treasure in ...
Former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Hoving recounts Howard Carter's search for Tut's tomb, and the international confrontations that followed, as Carter kept other archeologists away from his find, Carter's partner died shortly after the discovery thereby starting rumors of a curse, and the Egyptian government fought to keep the treasure in their country.
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If you enjoy knowing the stories behind the headlines, this is a book for you!
Thomas Hoving's skilled narrative transports us back to the discovery and opening of Tutankhamun's tomb. As though we were eyewitnesses, we feel the heady rush of disbelief and wonder as untold treasures come to light. Moreover, as the disposition of those artifacts is decided, we are party to the complex angling and interrelationships among the key players in that fascinating drama.
This is a book to bring along on your next vacation. - A great reading adventure, and a fine historical reference!
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