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Read & download À Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Þ 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 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 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 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. 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

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Carter in 1923 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 had been dead for 3000 years104 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 photograp. 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

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Wonderful Things The Discovery of the Tomb of TutankhamenHs of the objects obtained from the tomb A new preface by Jon Manchip White adds information on Carter's career recent opinions 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. 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