Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World by Bob Brier audiobook

Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World

By Bob Brier
Read by Christopher Douyard

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212427906

  • ISBN: 9798212427920

Runtime: 10.26 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

It is often thought that the story of Tutankhamun ended when the thousands of items discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon were transported to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and put on display. But there is far more to the story. Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World explores the 100 years of research on Tutankhamun that have taken place since the tomb's discovery, from the several objects in the tomb made of meteoritic iron that came from outer space to new evidence that shows that Tutankhamun may actually have been a warrior who went into battle. Author Bob Brier also takes listeners behind the scenes of the recent CT-scans of Tutankhamun's mummy to reveal more secrets of the young pharaoh.

Brier examines how the discovery of the tomb influenced Egyptian politics and contributed to the downfall of colonialism in Egypt. Outside Egypt, the modern blockbuster exhibitions that raise great sums of monies for museums around the world all began with Tutankhamun, as did the idea of documenting every object discovered in place before it was moved. The modern fascination with ancient Egypt—Egyptomania—was also greatly promoted by the Tutmania that surrounded the discovery of the tomb. Deeply informed by the latest research and presented in vivid detail, this book is a compelling introduction to the world's greatest archaeological discovery.

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Author Bio: Bob Brier

Author Bio: Bob Brier

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Author Bio: Bob Brier PhD

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English