“Tutankhamen: The Search For An Egyptian King”

Joyce Tyldesley

After seeing King Tut’s tomb and its contents on my recent trip to Egypt I wanted to know more about him. This book proved to be a perfect match for what I wanted. It covers what we know about Tut’s life, the discovery of the tomb, and his significance in history and to archaeology. What I really appreciated was the author’s refusal to make definitive statements about things about which we don’t have much solid information. There are too many books and documentaries about the “secrets” and “mysteries” of history that are full of sensationalist speculations. There are too few books like this one that explain what is known while also explaining how we know it and how much we don’t know.

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