"Let me try and tell the story of it all. It will not be easy, for the dramatic suddenness of the initial discovery left me in a dazed condition, and the months that have followed have been so crowded with incident that I have hardly had time to think."
Among the hundreds of books written about ancient Egypt and Tutankhamen, Howard Carter's powerful book about his discovery is still the best.
The book is Carter's personal story of the greatest adventure of his life--one that has not been surpassed in nearly a century of archaeology.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MYSTERY
Howard Carter states, "The history of The Valley has never lacked the dramatic element." Some 18 years later, Carter made the richest archaeological discovery in history.
Howard Carter had been obsessed with finding Tut. The discovery would consume the rest of Carter's life.
This is not a dry scientific treatment of the excavation or the artifacts. What he imparts with this book is a sense of excitement, wonder, and mystery set expertly into a concise context of history and Egyptology, captivating layperson and specialist alike, young or old.
Intertwining notes on Egyptian gods, religion, mythology, and magic, Carter spins an alluring real-life tale, setting the context for Egyptian history and Tutankamun.