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The Shadow King : The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy
by Jo Marchant


Overview - More than 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun s desiccated body was lovingly wrapped and sent into the future as an immortal god. After resting undisturbed for more than three millennia, King Tut s mummy was suddenly awakened in 1922. Archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the boy-king s tomb, and the soon-to-be famous mummy s story even more dramatic than King Tut s life began.  Read more...

 
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Overview
More than 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun s desiccated body was lovingly wrapped and sent into the future as an immortal god. After resting undisturbed for more than three millennia, King Tut s mummy was suddenly awakened in 1922. Archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the boy-king s tomb, and the soon-to-be famous mummy s story even more dramatic than King Tut s life began.
The mummy s afterlife is a modern story, not an ancient one. Award-winning science writer Jo Marchant traces the mummy s story from its first brutal autopsy in 1925 to the most recent arguments over its DNA. From the glamorous treasure hunts of the 1920s to today s high-tech scans in volatile modern Egypt, Marchant introduces us to the brilliant and sometimes flawed people who have devoted their lives to revealing the mummy s secrets, unravels the truth behind the hyped-up TV documentaries, and explains what science can and can t tell us about King Tutankhamun.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306821332
  • ISBN-10: 0306821338
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 288


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Books > History > Ancient - Egypt
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