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by Irene Swinburne,Laurence Swinburne

Free eBook Behind the Sealed Door: The Discovery of the Tomb and Treasures of Tutankhamun download ISBN: 0930790014
Author: Irene Swinburne,Laurence Swinburne
Publisher: Atheneum (December 1, 1977)
Language: English
Pages: 96
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Ancient Civilizations
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Irene and Laurence Swinburne wrote a short narrative of the amazing discovery as it progressed under the watchful eye .

There are more than 100 photographs in all of the tomb and its priceless treasures, many of them taken by photographer Harry Burton. Of these, 42 are full-color photographs of indescribably beautiful artifacts that lay buried in the sands of the Egyptian desert for over 3300 years.

Swinburne, Irene; Swinburne, Laurence, joint author. Includes a mylar insert showing the coffins, mask & mummy of Tutankhamun. Describes the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb and the treasures found inside. Tutankhamen, King of Egypt, Tutankhamen, King of Egypt, Excavations (Archaeology), Excavations (Archaeology). New York : Sniffen Court Books : distributed by Antheneum Publishers.

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Tut-Ankh-Amen's Tomb (1968), the Swinburnes re-enact the tomb's discovery by archaeologist Howard Carter, whose last-chance dig in November, 1922, uncovered rocky steps leading to a closed doorway.

For children who demand more luster and less (far less) technical detail than Glubok gives them in Discovering Tut-Ankh-Amen's Tomb (1968), the Swinburnes re-enact the tomb's discovery by archaeologist Howard Carter, whose last-chance dig in November, 1922, uncovered rocky steps leading to a closed doorway. the first of several sealed doors, shrines within shrines, and coffins within coffins through which readers will progress with him, pausing at each step to survey the treasures so revealed. BEHIND THE SEALED DOOR: The Discovery of the Tomb and Treasures of Tutankhamun.

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By Irene and. 96 pp. New York: Sniffen Court Books, Atheneum. Ages 10 and Up) Wood replica of Tutankhamun from Behind the Sealed Door. and, attached to the book's back cover, a set of transparencies that allow youngsters to peel away the nested coffins to find the unwrapped mummy underneath. No one was at all sure that these temperatures wouldn't destroy the gold inlays themselves.

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Describes the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb and the treasures found inside.
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Hrguig
I used to take this book out of grade school library over and over and it solidified my life-long love for ancient Egypt and archeology. A classic still. Cover design by CT designer Harry Rich.
Snowseeker
This book is sometimes identified as a book for young people, but I think it is a perfect book for young and old alike. After all, the wonders of King Tut have thrilled one generation after another of youngsters since the remarkable find in 1922, and that thrill rarely dies as one grows older. Behind the Sealed Door: The Discovery of the Tomb and Treasures of Tutankhamun is a magnificent book. Irene and Laurence Swinburne wrote a short narrative of the amazing discovery as it progressed under the watchful eye of archaeologist Howard Carter, but one is most impressed by the numerous photographs lavishly decorating virtually every page of the book. There are more than 100 photographs in all of the tomb and its priceless treasures, many of them taken by photographer Harry Burton. Of these, 42 are full-color photographs of indescribably beautiful artifacts that lay buried in the sands of the Egyptian desert for over 3300 years. There are wide shots showing the appearance of parts of the tomb as Howard Carter first saw them as well as close-up photographs of particularly gorgeous artifacts. You also get a mylar insert of the coffins and mummy (which I, unfortunately, was not able to examine because my library made it impossible to remove the insert without basically tearing the book apart).

The Swinburnes do a wonderful job of summarizing the process of the archaeological mission and the pain-staking work of removing the artifacts with extreme care, pointing out that it took a good five years of seasonal work to accomplish everything. They do not, however, give as much attention as I would like to the fact that Howard Carter oftentimes had to secure the site and walk away for months on end before he could return and continue exploring his incredible find the following dig season; that must have been terribly hard to do. The narrative effectively captures the rapture and wonder experienced by Carter and those around him as they made one incredible discovery after another in the tomb complex. Somewhat to my surprise, however, the "curse" is not mentioned in any way, shape, or form (although the death of Lord Carnarvon is addressed briefly). Obviously, the artifacts, treasures, and mummy of King Tutankhamun are the central theme of the book.

Behind the Sealed Door is as close as any reader can come to experiencing the historical importance and awe-inspiring majesty of Howard Carter's remarkable find. The photographs speak for themselves, and the short narrative contributes greatly to the overall presentation, presenting a number of facts that are not widely known about the discovery process. This is a wonderful book for those already fascinated with the Egyptian civilization, and it makes for a fantastic introduction to the wonders of King Tut's tomb for those yet to explore the tantalizing secrets of Ancient Egypt.