Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen❴Read❵ ➬ Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen Author Howard Carter – Heartforum.co.uk November 4 1922 For six seasons the legendary Valley of the Kings has yielded no secrets to Howard Carter and his archeological team We had almost made up our minds that we were beaten he writes and w November For six The Discovery PDF ☆ seasons the legendary Valley of the Kings has yielded no secrets to Howard Carter and his archeological team We had almost made up our minds that we were beaten he writes and were preparing to leave The Valley and try our luck elsewhere; and then — hardly had we set hoe to ground in our last despairing effort than we made a Wonderful Things PDF \ discovery that far exceeded our wildest dreamsJoin Howard Carter in his fascinating odyssey toward the most dramatic archeological find of the century — the tomb of Tutankhamen Written by Carter in only a year after the discovery this book captures the overwhelming exhilaration of the find the painstaking step by step process of excavation and the wonder of opening a treasure filled inner chamber whose regal inhabitant Things The Discovery MOBI õ had been dead for years on the spot photographs chronicle the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures The opening chapters discuss the life of Tutankhamen and earlier archeological work in the Valley of the Kings An appendix contains fully captioned photographs of the objects obtained from the tomb A new preface by Jon Manchip White adds information on Carter's career recent opinions Things The Discovery of the MOBI :Ä on Tutankhamen's reign and the importance of Carter's discovery to EgyptologistsMillions have seen the stunning artifacts which came from the tomb — they are among the glories of the Cairo Museum and have made triumphal tours to museums the world over They are a testament to the enigmatic young king and to the unwavering tenacity of the man who brought them to light as described in this remarkable narrative.

Howard Carter is best known The Discovery PDF ☆ for his discovery of the tomb of the th century BCE Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun Carter was an English archaeologist and Egyptologist who devoted his life to archaeology He first travelled to Egypt in where he held several archaeological positions until in he was privately funded by the English aristocrat Lord Canarvon to carry out work at Canarvon's exc.

Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen
  • Howard Carter
  • English
  • 02 February 2015
  • 9780486235004

10 thoughts on “Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

  1. Jim says:

    Howard Carter's The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamens regrettably an unknown classic of archeology Although he discovered and excavated the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen Carter never received the credit he deserved Although he received honors from Yale and the University of Madrid he was never sufficiently honored in his own country because he was 1 from the lower classes and 2 had a prickly personality I doubt that I have ever read any work of archeology that described the care that must be taken in digging out the distant past What does one do when the pharaoh's leather goods textiles and papyrus have turned to dust? What about the thousands of beads when the threads holding them together have rotted away? In this book which Carter rushed out in 1923 in response to the worldwide reaction to his discovery of the tomb he described only the anteroom of the tomb and an annex he was yet to actually excavate the tomb The work was to take him another eight or nine years Even in this partial survey of the grave goods found in the antechamber Carter excels in describing the care that was taken every step of the wayThis book deserves to be read by everyone interested in ancient Egypt

  2. Boudewijn says:

    Can you see anything? Yes wonderful things Howard CarterA first hand account of Howard Carter the discoverer of the almost intact tomb of Tutankhamen the child Pharao of Egypt It is told from the heart and the feelings that Howard felt during the initial discovery and subseuent excavation and a personal account If you have any interests in archaeology this is a must read bookLet me finish with this uote from Howard CarterFor the moment – an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by – I was struck dumb with amazement and when Lord Carnarvon unable to stand in suspense any longer inuired anxiously Can you see anything? it was all I could do to get out the words Yes wonderful thingsAnd this is what he sawSource

  3. Lucy says:

    No matter how cliche Tut now is to read of the tomb's discovery is terribly thrilling and envy inspiring I would also like to give a shout out to Arthur Mace who is not listed as one of the authors in this record but in fact was uite dependable meticulous and in general instrumental in the discovery and documentation of the tomb

  4. Kevin says:

    A great feeling to read this book about the discovery of King Tut's TutAnkhAmen's tomb So fascinating and satisfying

  5. Philomena McGirr says:

    Absolutely fascinating read Howard Carter has a knack for making you feel like you're there and experiencing the discovery of the tomb for the first time yourself The sense of awe and excitement at finding a near intact tomb and stepping into it for the first time since the 19th Dynasty is there and I found this a moving aspect of the bookCarter doesn't just focus on the discovery and also has a chapter on the historical context and what was known about Tutankhamun pre discovery which was interesting I enjoyed the explanations of how they preserved many objects which really puts the issue of archaeologists back in the day all being useless and caring only about gold to bedMy one and only criticism is that it ends when they've just opened the burial chamber so there is only the description of the Antechamber I do believe there is another volume on my edition of this book it says it's 'Volume I of The Tomb of Tutankhamun' I've seen a couple of reviews mention this same frustration so it might be possible to seek out volume II and read the rest of the story I have yet to do so thoughAll in all very interesting and enjoyable to read and it filled me with envy of Howard Carter and indeed everyone else involved in the excavation A must read for anyone interested in Egyptology

  6. Walter Mendoza says:

    This is the Howard Carter's book about the discovery and opening of King Tutenkahem's tomb in Egypt' valley of the king's He is a great writer you can read about the problems at the tomb Carter's emotions as well I think is an excellent book I recommend

  7. Mike Farrell says:

    I really enjoyed this book This is the 1977 republication of Howard Carter's original 1923 publication on his discovery and opening of King Tutenkahem's tomb in Egypt's valley of the king's timed for the 50 year anniversary of Carter's discoveryMy only objection to this book is that in addition to the original prologue and introduction there is another introduction that updates the story of Tutenkahem after 50 years of study; so the 2 introductions and prologue take up 75 pages before you get to the meat of the story I admit I skipped the original introduction which really just a short biography of Lord Cardovan the person who put up the money for this endeavorThe actual story begins with a short narrative on the historical context of Egypt at the time of Tutenkahem's reign This basically tells us what is known of his parentage and his claim to the throne of Egypt It should be noted that this historical account is not extensive as that is not the aim of the bookThe story then turns to Carter's efforts in searching for the tomb All of the archeologists at the time knew King Tutenkahem's tomb was still unaccounted for but Carter's ability to read the unexplored terrain remaining in th valley of the kings put him in the position to make this findThe book goes on to describe the actual finding opening and documenting of the tomb itself The descriptions and photographs of the treasures in the tomb and the time consuming painstaking efforts reuired to preserve their findings make for fascinating readingAs the actual 100 year anniversary of Carter's find approaches go ahead and relive the excitement of the first hand account of the man who made the discovery

  8. Linda says:

    I give this 5 starsThe book kept me interested throughout Howard Carter is a really good writer Maybe a lot of people are burned out on reading about King Tut Thank goodness I am not I think everyone should read this because like someone else says It's very interesting reading about the discovery of the Pharaoh Tut Ankh Amen's tombI liked it a lot

  9. John says:

    Howard Carter’s book was as expected A book written by an archeologist that had a difficult time expressing the emotional state and wonderment that he was in when he discovered the tomb and saw the artifacts The book was a bland recount of what happened It was about like we punched a hole in the entrance and saw a gold wall There were things inside He did however describe the objects with a lack luster demeanor even though he made a few statements letting the reader know that it was dazzling What Carter failed to express in written form was somewhat vindicated by the photographs but unfortunately the were all in black and white and the relics of gold were less impressive as the appeared as stone object The book was worth reading despite all the shortcomings for anyone enad with Tutankhamen and Ancient Egypt

  10. Alessandra Gutierrez says:

    Fascinating account of the greatest Egyptian archaeological find by the man himself who discovered it Loved the intro biography of Lord Carnavaron who was the benefactor of Howard Carter who discovered the tomb Their friendship and collaboration is inspiring two great men who loved adventure exploration and respected the past Howard Carter writes with such enthusiastic detail that I felt as if I was there with him seeing all the “wonderful things” when the tomb was opened and explored Must read this before you read any other literature or research about this topic

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