Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King

Author(s): Joyce Tyldesley


This is the true history and mythology of Tutankhamen. Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king and his development into a cultural icon with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths that threaten to obscure the king, it uses the evidence from his tomb to reconstruct a family and a history for Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen's Curse is designed to appeal to the widest of readerships, from general readers and history fans to students of Egyptology and archaeology.


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"'Tyldesley's strength has always been her storytelling, and here she is on top form' (Sunday Telegraph) 'This excellent biography scores with a wealth of splendid detail.' (Independent) '[An] engaging reconstruction of [King Tutankhamen's] tomb discovery, family and life. Fluent in her subject, Tyldesley gives her own spin to the story in order to get beyond the sensational nonsense.... Tyldesley does an admirable detective job of reconstructing the boy king's narrative.' (Kirkus reviews)"

Joyce Tyldesley's books include acclaimed biographies of Rameses the Great, and the queens Hatchepsut and Nefertiti. She is the author of Egypt: How a Lost Civilization Was Rediscovered, which accompanied a major BBC television series. Her books have been published all over the world. She lives in Bolton, Lancashire.

General Fields

  • : 9781861971661
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : June 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joyce Tyldesley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 932.014092
  • : 288
  • : Colour and black & white