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THE MURDER OF TUTANKHAMEN - A True Story by  Bob Brier - First Edition - 1998 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and Biblio.com

THE MURDER OF TUTANKHAMEN - A True Story

by Brier, Bob

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


New York: Putnam - G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1998. (xx) 264 pp. Beige boards decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; headband; gray endpapers. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Tutankhamun - King Tut - was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled 1332 - 1323 BC), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom or sometimes the New Empire Period. Howard Carter, that famous grave robber, discovered Tut's tomb in 1922. And now it is supposed that Tut's story is a 3,400 year-old murder mystery. The Chapters are: The King Must Die; Egypt before Tutankhamen; Tutankhamen's Ancestors: The Glorious Eighteenth Dynasty; Amarna - The Holy City; Tutankhamen's Parents; The Return to Thebes; The Most Famous Tomb in History; Dead Men Tell Tales: Tutankhamen's Mummy; A Widow's Plea; and Appendix: Testable Theories.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo.

Dr. Bob Brier has spent more than twenty years studying ancient Egypt, focusing on paleopathology, the study of disease in the ancient world. He is one of the world's most authoritative and respected Egyptologists and the author of two previous books, Ancient Egyptian Magic and Egyptian Mummies . Currently, he hosts the Learning Channel's most successful series ever, The Great Egyptians . Dr. Brier is chairman of the philosophy department at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University, in Brookville, New York.




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