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The Unknown Tutankhamun


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Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Prince Tutankhaten Chapter 2 King Tutankhaten Chapter 3 Tutankhamun and the Restoration Chapter 4 Statues for Amun Chapter 5 Tutankhamun's Building Projects Chapter 6 Tutankhamun's Funerary Temple, his Tomb and the Sarcophagus found in it Chapter 7 Tutankhamun's Death and Burial Epilogue Map Chronology Abbreviations Endnotes Selected Bibliography

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An overview of the life and death of King Tutankhamun, including analysis of monuments and artefacts and recent scholarly developments, many of which have never before been available in English.

About the Author

Marianne Eaton-Krauss is an Egyptologist who has taught at universities in Berlin, Muenster, and Marburg, Germany, and written more than 50 articles about Tutankhamun and the Amarna Period. Her publications on objects from the king's tomb include, most recently, The Thrones, Chairs, Stools, and Footstools from the Tomb of Tutankhamun (2008).


Packed with important information and attractively produced ... [This book] is an important critical review of many of the key topics and theories relating to the reign of Tutankhamun, and as such is a 'must have' for anyone with a serious interest in the Amarna Period and its aftermath. * Egyptian Archaeology *
A useful discussion of the evidence relating to a pivotal figure in the history of ancient Egypt. * Ancient Egypt *
[The book offers] careful interpretation of inscriptions and artistic trends. * AramcoWorld *
Eaton-Krauss has provided a fine service by gathering together so much information [from foreign-language studies] ... She has produced a book that is extremely fascinating for anyone interested in Tutankhamun and at the same time, with copious notes, providing valuable material for professional Egyptologists. * Classics for All Reviews *
As a leading expert on the monuments, texts, and images relating to Tutankhamun, Marianne Eaton-Krauss has provided a fascinating account of the young king's reign that is both engaging and scholarly. Drawing on a wide range of material known only to specialists, the author goes far beyond the endlessly repeated and often sensationalised narratives about the young king and the discovery of his tomb to truly tell the story of the unknown Tutankhamun. -- Gay Robins, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History, Emory University, USA
Dr Eaton-Krauss's thoroughly researched book restores `King Tut' to his true historical significance. It presents a complete picture of a fascinating personality which intrigues as well as charms. Young Tutankhamun was on the Egyptian throne during an exciting period when the country was recovering from the effects of a profound political, economic and ideological revolution instigated by the `heretic' king Akhenaten. Tutankhamun's childhood and the `restoration period' during which he reigned are described and analysed. The King's extensive building activities and the intensive production of sculptures of the traditional deities are discussed in detail. His premature death and the difficulties accompanying the preparation of his burial are explained. This is a book which will satisfy specialists as well as amateurs. -- Jaromir Malek, Senior Research Associate, Griffith Institute, University of Oxford, UK, and author of The Treasures of Tutankhamun (2012)
Marianne Eaton-Krauss has been recognized as a scholar of Tutankhamun and a truth-teller for decades. When she applies her careful and incisive powers of reason to the hundreds of recently published books and articles on this king, the reader learns what is what, without the drama so frequently draped over everything Tutankhamun. -- Betsy M. Bryan, Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, Johns Hopkins University, USA

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