Discovering Tutankhamun

Author: Zahi A. Hawass
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774166372
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Penned by a scholar who was personally involved in research into the enigmatic young pharaoh, this fully illustrated study reviews our knowledge about the life, death, and burial of Tutankhamun. Zahi Hawass places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history, unravelling the intricate and much debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period.

Paleopathology of the Ancient Egyptians

Author: Lisa Sabbahy
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1617977284
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This updated and expanded annotated bibliography presents and describes over 1,200 books, dissertations, excavation reports, and articles relevant to the paleopathology of the ancient Egyptians from the fields of Egyptology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and medicine, making it possible for scholars in these different fields to keep current with the latest finds and results. Each source has a short annotation explaining its relevant pathological information, so that scholars can ascertain whether or not any particular source is germane to their own research, and see what is being studied and published by others. In particular, this bibliography will be an immense help to scholars outside the field of Egyptology who want to know about the newest excavations with human remains. It will be indispensable to scholars as well as non-specialists who are intrigued by this area of study, particularly forensic pathologists, medical researchers, historians of medicine, and mummy enthusiasts.

Scanning the Pharaohs

Author: Zahi A. Hawass
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9774166736
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The royal mummies in the Cairo Museum are an important source of information about the lives of the ancient Egyptians. The remains of these pharaohs and queens can inform us about their age at death and medical conditions from which they may have suffered, as well as the mummification process and objects placed within the wrappings. Using the latest technology, including Multi-Detector Computed Tomography and DNA analysis, co-authors Zahi Hawass and Sahar Saleem present the results of the examination of royal mummies of the Eighteenth to Twentieth Dynasties. New imaging techniques not only reveal a wealth of information about each mummy, but render amazingly lifelike and detailed images of the remains. In addition, utilizing 3D images, the anatomy of each face has been discerned for a more accurate interpretation of a mummy's facial features. This latest research has uncovered some surprising results about the genealogy of, and familial relationships between, these ancient individuals, as well as some unexpected medical finds. Historical information is provided to place the royal mummies in context, and the book with its many illustrations will appeal to Egyptologists, paleopathologists, and non-specialists alike, as the authors seek to uncover the secrets of these most fascinating members of the New Kingdom royal families.

The Tomb of Tutankhamun Vol I

Author: Howard Carter
Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
ISBN: 1939331005
Format: PDF
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"Let me try and tell the story of it all. It will not be easy, for the dramatic suddenness of the initial discovery left me in a dazed condition, and the months that have followed have been so crowded with incident that I have hardly had time to think." Among the hundreds of books written about ancient Egypt and Tutankhamen, you won't find an equal to Howard Carter's powerful book about his discovery. His great work in many ways remained unfinished. He left us, however, this remarkable document of discovery. The book is Carter's personal story of the greatest adventure of his life--one that has not been surpassed in nearly a century of archaeology. In 1904, retired American lawyer, Theodore Davis, famously declared that The Valley of the Kings in Thebes had given up all of its secrets, leaving nothing more to be discovered. He relinquished his exclusive rights to dig in The Valley. But as Howard Carter states in this volume, "The history of The Valley has never lacked the dramatic element." Some 18 years later, Carter made the richest archaeological discovery in history within yards of where Davis had dug. The world immediately became obsessed with everything Tutankhamen. From architecture, to household goods, to fashion, a early 20th-century surge in fascination with ancient Egypt took hold across the globe. Howard Carter, too, had been obsessed with finding Tut. The discovery would consume the rest of Carter's life. After becoming known to the world, Howard Carter died in relative obscurity in 1939. This is not a dry scientific treatment of the excavation or the artifacts. What he imparts with this book is a sense of excitement, wonder, and mystery set expertly into a concise context of history and Egyptology, captivating layperson and specialist alike, young or old. Intertwining notes on Egyptian gods, religion, mythology, and magic, Carter spins an alluring real-life tale, setting the context for Egyptian history and Tutankamun. For the first time this amazing work is available for Kindle. With a new Introduction and updated footnotes, you'll have more context to follow this book than Carter's original readers did. Much information that was yet to be understood or discovered in 1922 is included in the Introduction. Care has been taken to create a well-formatted book for Kindle. It includes images from the original publication. You can even take it with you on your smartphone if you have the Kindle app installed, and then refer to it while visiting the Tutankhamun exhibit in one of the cities it visits in North America. Remember to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover image in the upper left of this page. Buy this book today and you'll read it again and again.

Joyful in Thebes

Author: Kathlyn M. Cooney
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 1937040410
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An international group of scholars have contributed to Joyful in Thebes, a Festschrift for the distinguished Egyptologist Betsy M. Bryan. The forty-two articles deal with topics of art history, archaeology, history, and philology representing virtually the entire span of ancient Egyptian civilization. These diverse studies, which often present unpublished material or new interpretations of specific issues in Egyptian history, literature, and art history, well reflect the broad research interests of the honoree. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Bryan's publications through 2015.

Lady Almina und das wahre Downton Abbey

Author: Gräfin von Carnarvon
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3864155142
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sie reiste mit Dutzenden von Koffern an und erhielt jährlich ein Taschengeld von 6,5 Millionen Pfund. Als die bürgerliche Almina im Alter von 19 Jahren den Grafen von Carnarvon, Herr von Highclere Castle, heiratet und in die Kreise des Adels aufsteigt, scheint ihr Leben perfekt. Als Erbin eines immensen Vermögens und Frau eines Adeligen feiert sie rauschende Feste und hüllt sich in teure Kleider. Doch mit dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs nimmt Lady Alminas Schicksal eine unerwartete Wendung und sie muss beweisen, was wirklich in ihr steckt. Seit 2010 die erste Folge von Downton Abbey in Großbritannien ausgestrahlt wurde, ist das Kostümdrama zu einem TV-Hit geworden. Von der Kritik gefeiert und mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, wurde die Serie schnell auch international zu einem Erfolg. Mithilfe von Tagebüchern, Briefen und Fotografien aus dem Archiv von Highclere Castle erzählt die aktuelle Lady von Carnarvon die faszinierende Geschichte von Lady Almina und Schloss Highclere, welches sowohl als Kulisse als auch als Inspiration für Downton Abbey dient.

Luxor und das Tal der K nige

Author: Kent R. Weeks
Publisher: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DE
ISBN: 9783937606101
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ein thematisch umfassender, informativer und reichhaltig illustrierter Reiseführer zu den Tempeln und Grabanlagen in Luxor (dem antiken Theben) und im "Tal der Könige".

Hotel Sphinx

Author: Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641012244
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Eine archäologische Zeitreise in das Ägypten des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, eine Reise in ein Labyrinth aus Intrigen, Lügen und dunklen Geheimnissen. Luxor, 1922: Der passionierte Archäologe Ralph Trilipush steht vor dem größten Triumph seines Lebens: Er ist überzeugt, binnen kurzem auf die Grabkammer des sagenumwobenen Pharaos Atum-hadu zu stoßen. Noch kann er nicht ahnen, dass er einen Widersacher hat, der alles daran setzt, seinen Traum vom Ruhm zu zerstören – den Privatdetektiv Harold Ferrell, der bei Trilipush die Schuld für das das rätselhafte Verschwinden zweier Männer in der Wüste sucht ...