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The Complete Valley Of The Kings

Author : Nicholas Reeves
ISBN : 0500284032
Genre : History
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Here is a paperback edition of the definitive account of the Valley of the Kings, visited by millions and famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. Reeves and Wilkinson, both world authorities on the valley, bring together the art, archaeology and history in an exciting narrative to create both an essential sourcebook and an entertaining guide for tourists, scholars, students and all armchair travellers.
Category: History

Tutankhamum S Tomb

Author : Carl Nicholas Reeves
ISBN : 1841197386
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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An up-to-date history of the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb - includes new evidence on the Paraoh's Curse and previously unpublished material from original documents.
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

The Valley Of The Kings

Author : Kent R. Weeks
ISBN : 9781617975721
Genre : Business & Economics
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During the New Kingdom (c. 1570–1070 BCE), the Valley of the Kings was the burial place of Egypt’s pharaohs, including such powerful and famous rulers as Amenhotep III, Rameses II, and Tutankhamen. They were buried here in large and beautifully decorated tombs that have become among the country’s most visited archaeological sites. The tourists contribute millions of badly needed dollars to Egypt’s economy. But because of inadequate planning, these same visitors are destroying the very tombs they come to see. Crowding, pollution, changes in the tombs’ air quality, ever-growing tourist infrastructure—all pose serious threats to the Valley’s survival. This volume, the result of twenty-five years of work by the Theban Mapping Project at the American University in Cairo, traces the history of the Valley of the Kings and offers specific proposals to manage the site and protect its fragile contents. At the same time, it recognizes the need to provide a positive experience for the thousands of visitors who flock here daily. This is the first major management plan developed for any Egyptian archaeological site, and as its proposals are implemented, they offer a replicable model for archaeologists, conservators, and site managers throughout Egypt and the region. Published in both English and Arabic editions and supported by the World Monuments Fund, this critical study will help to ensure the survival of Egypt’s patrimony in a manner compatible with the country’s heavy reliance on tourism income.
Category: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook Of The Valley Of The Kings

Author : Richard H. Wilkinson
ISBN : 9780190493998
Genre : History
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The royal necropolis of New Kingdom Egypt, known as the Valley of the Kings (KV), is one of the most important--and celebrated--archaeological sites in the world. Located on the west bank of the Nile river, about three miles west of modern Luxor, the valley is home to more than sixty tombs, all dating to the second millennium BCE. The most famous of these is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Other famous pharaoh's interred here include Hatshepsut, the only queen found in the valley, and Ramesses II, ancient Egypt's greatest ruler. Much has transpired in the study and exploration of the Valley of the Kings over the last few years. Several major discoveries have been made, notably the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV 63, a previously unknown tomb found in the heart of the valley. Many areas of the royal valley have been explored for the first time using new technologies, revealing ancient huts, shrines, and stelae. New studies of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and other aspects of the royal mummies have produced important and sometimes controversial results. The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings provides an up-to-date and thorough reference designed to fill a very real gap in the literature of Egyptology. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, and researchers with an interest in this key area of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters locate the Valley of the Kings in space and time. Subsequent chapters offer focused examinations of individual tombs: their construction, content, development, and significance. Finally, the book discusses the current status of ongoing issues of preservation and archaeology, such as conservation, tourism, and site management. In addition to recent work mentioned above, aerial imaging, remote sensing, studies of the tombs' architectural and decorative symbolism, problems of conservation site management, and studies of KV-related temples are just some of the aspects not covered in any other work on the Valley of the Kings. This volume promises to become the primary scholarly reference work on this important World Heritage Site.
Category: History

Valley Of The Kings

Author : Farid Atiya
ISBN : 9771734830
Genre : History
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The best of the royal tombs described and illustrated in full color. Also available in French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Category: History

Lord And Pharaoh

Author : Brian Fagan
ISBN : 9781315425115
Genre : Social Science
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Both born to power and wealth, and raised by courtiers, they lived lives of aristocrats and landowners, in poor health and with uncertain futures. Though they lived over 3000 years apart, the lives of Egyptian King Tutankhamun and the fifth Lord Carnarvon share many parallels, not the least of which was Carnarvon’s sponsorship of the team that found the pharaoh’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Brian Fagan’s narrative expertly weaves these two lives together, showing similarities and differences between these two powerful men. -Both figures are placed in their historical context, showing the political and social machinations of 18th Dynasty Egypt and 20th century archaeological exploration in Egypt.-Grounded in historical and archaeological research, the two figures are made to come alive as real people.-An Afterword by the author shows archaeologists how to tell research stories that are accessible to a wider audience.
Category: Social Science

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Ancient Egypt

Author : Donald P. Ryan
ISBN : 0028642775
Genre : History
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Surveys the history and culture of ancient Egypt, including archaeological discoveries, mythology, architecture, and religion.
Category: History

Valley Of The Kings

Author : Kent R. Weeks
ISBN : 1586632957
Genre : History
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Describes and interprets the burials from the ancient Egyptian New Kingdom on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor, including the Valleys of the Kings and of the Queens, royal mortuary temples, and the tombs of nobles.
Category: History

Valley Of The Kings

Author : Stuart Tyson Smith
ISBN : 0195147707
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores Egypt's Valley of the Kings, a vast burial ground containing more than seventy tombs, and discusses archaeologists' findings and challenges during nearly two hundred years of excavation.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Treasures Of Luxor And The Valley Of The Kings

Author : Kent R. Weeks
ISBN : 8854400335
Genre : Art
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Here is a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the vast and stunning collection of art and antiquities found in Egypt's archaeological paradise, the Valley of the Kings. The Tomb of Tutankhamun and its contents are featured prominently, as are the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the dromos, the Luxor Museum, the Chapel of Achoris, the Valley of Asasif, the Ramesseum, the Valley of the Queens, and the Colossi of Memnon. Dendera, Esna, Abydos Edfu, and Korn Ombo-all peripheral locations to the major sites-are included because their state of preservation makes them especially interesting for visitors and scholars. Weeks has spent his career documenting the regions and infuses this guide with a level of clarity and detail not previously achieved in a handbook.
Category: Art