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The Resource The shadow king : the bizarre afterlife of King Tut's mummy, Jo Marchant

The shadow king : the bizarre afterlife of King Tut's mummy, Jo Marchant

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The shadow king : the bizarre afterlife of King Tut's mummy
Title
The shadow king
Title remainder
the bizarre afterlife of King Tut's mummy
Statement of responsibility
Jo Marchant
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shadow king
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the bizarre afterlife of king Tuts mummy
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Language
eng
Summary
More than 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun's desiccated body was lovingly wrapped and sent into the future as an immortal god. After resting undisturbed for more than three millennia, King Tut's mummy was suddenly awakened in 1922. Archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the boy-king's tomb, and the soon-to-be famous mummy's story--even more dramatic than King Tut's life--began. The mummy's "afterlife" is a modern story, not an ancient one. Award-winning science writer Jo Marchant traces the mummy's story from its first brutal autopsy in 1925 to the most recent arguments over its DNA. From the glamorous treasure hunts of the 1920s to today's high-tech scans in volatile modern Egypt, Marchant introduces us to the brilliant and sometimes flawed people who have devoted their lives to revealing the mummy's secrets, unravels the truth behind the hyped-up TV documentaries, and explains what science can and can't tell us about King Tutankhamun
Summary
Draws on myriad disciplines to address mysteries surrounding the mummy of Tutankhamun, providing coverage of the first autopsy of the mummy in 1925, recent arguments over its DNA, and the stories behind archaeological documentaries
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10175704
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1973-
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Marchant, Jo
Dewey number
932.014
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Tutankhamen
  • Tutankhamen
  • Forensic sciences
  • Mummies
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
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the bizarre afterlife of king Tut's mummy
Label
The shadow king : the bizarre afterlife of King Tut's mummy, Jo Marchant
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Secrets from blood and bone
  • X-raying the pharaohs
  • Living image of the lord
  • Evil pyramids and murderous mold
  • Sliced, diced, brought back to life
  • The third door
  • Fingerprints, forensics and a family tree
  • DNA down the rabbit hole
  • Spare ribs and hand kebabs
  • Revolution
  • Prologue: an archaeological adventure
  • Audience with the king
  • Afterword: a brief window
  • Tunnel of legends
  • Clues by candlelight
  • Opera of a vanished civilization
  • Death on swift wings
  • A brutal postmortem
  • Palm wine, spices and myrrh
  • Letters from Liverpool
Control code
000050116138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306821332
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, geneal. table
Label
The shadow king : the bizarre afterlife of King Tut's mummy, Jo Marchant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Secrets from blood and bone
  • X-raying the pharaohs
  • Living image of the lord
  • Evil pyramids and murderous mold
  • Sliced, diced, brought back to life
  • The third door
  • Fingerprints, forensics and a family tree
  • DNA down the rabbit hole
  • Spare ribs and hand kebabs
  • Revolution
  • Prologue: an archaeological adventure
  • Audience with the king
  • Afterword: a brief window
  • Tunnel of legends
  • Clues by candlelight
  • Opera of a vanished civilization
  • Death on swift wings
  • A brutal postmortem
  • Palm wine, spices and myrrh
  • Letters from Liverpool
Control code
000050116138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306821332
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, geneal. table

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