Treasured

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When it was found in 1922, the 3,300-year old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world, turning the boy-king into a household name overnight and kickstarting an international media obsession that endures to this day. From culture and academia to politics and the heritage industry, it’s impossible to imagine the twentieth century without the discovery of Tutankhamun and yet so much of the story remains untold. Here, Christina Riggs interweaves compelling historical analysis with vignettes drawn from encounters with Tutankhamun to offer a bold new history of the young Pharaoh who has as much to tell us about our world as his own.

ISBN: 9781838950514 Author: Riggs, Christina Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 4th November 2021 Imprint: Atlantic Books Cover: Hardback Dewey: 932.014092 (edition:23) Pages: 272 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

‘Impeccably researched and beautifully written’ David Wengrow’Utterly original’ Paul StrathernWhen it was found in 1922, the 3,300-year old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world, turning the boy-king into a household name overnight and kickstarting an international media obsession that endures to this day.From pop culture and politics to tourism and heritage, and from the Jazz Age to the climate crisis, it’s impossible to imagine the twentieth century without the discovery of Tutankhamun – yet so much of the story remains untold. Here, for the first time, Christina Riggs weaves compelling historical analysis with tales of lives touched by an encounter with Tutankhamun, including her own. Treasured offers a bold new history of the young pharaoh who has as much to tell us about our world as his own.’Searching, masterful and eloquent’ James Delbourgo

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