CARTER, Howard; MACE, A.C.

The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen

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98292
The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen
discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.
London, Cassell, 1923.
£4,750
The account of the most famous archaeological discovery of the twentieth century.

At the age of seventeen in 1891, Carter went to Egypt where he worked under Flinders Petrie. His great success in drawing the painted reliefs at Deir al-Bahri, Thebes led to his being appointed in 1899 the first chief inspector of antiquities in Upper Egypt, despite having no formal qualifications. His appointment proved a great success, however, and Carter discovered the tomb of King Tuthmosis IV in the Valley of the Kings. Carter's career took a downturn in 1905 when he was held responsible for a skirmish between foreign visitors and Egyptian antiquities guards, which resulted in Carter resigning from the antiquities service.
'Carter's rehabilitation came in early 1909 when, on the recommendation of Maspero, he began his association with George Herbert, fifth earl of Carnarvon. Until the First World War they excavated in the Theban necropolis, making important, but
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First edition. 3 volumes, 8vo. (24 x 17cm), xvi, 231; xxxiv, 269; xvi, 247pp., profusely illustrated with photographic plates, original pictorial cloth gilt, original dust-wrappers (lsome neat restoration), a very good set.

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