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5.0 étoiles sur 5King Tut World Tour -- Part II28 juin 2005
Par C. Hutton - Publié sur Amazon.com
Over the next two years, the artifacts found in the Egyptian tomb of King Tutankhamun will be on display at the musuems in Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Phildelphia. This expensive coffee-table book is the "Offical Companion" to the exhibition.
Every other page is an illustration, a photograph of an artifact or a map which is accompany by a descriptive text on the opposing page. Beautifully laid out, the first section of the book is the history and background of King Tut followed by a longer section on every single artifact on display. As it was in its first tour in the late 1970's (with new objects added), this exhibtion is a museum blockbuster -- the LA site will be open 24/7 hours during its final two months of its stay to compensate for the heavy demand for tickets.
For any reader interested in the history of ancient Egypt or plan on viewing this once-in-a-lifetime show, this book is a must buy, preferably before seeing the exhibition.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Beautiful Photographs from the National Geographic.11 août 2005
Par John Matlock - Publié sur Amazon.com
This magnificant book is the companion book to go with the Tutankhamun exhibition that is currently touring the United States. It features the magnificant photography for which National Geographic is famous complete with a narative written by Zahi Hawass, the secretary general of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and director of the Giza and Saqqara Pyramids. In the descriptions, he talks about the life of the boy king, the state of Egypt at the time, the religion and much more. Each piece of the exhibit is discussed as to what it is, what significance it has, and where it was found.
Perhaps most striking is the reconstructed image of Tutankhamun. It was made by a special CT scanner that obtained images from inside the mummy's wrappings without damaging them. This created the first three-dimensional picture of Tutankhamun.
The exhibit will show in LA, June 16 to November 15, 2005, Ft. Lauderdale from December 15 to April 23, 2006, Chicago May 26 to January 1, 2007, and in Philadelphia February 3 to September 30, 2007.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Not your average book of Tutankhamun12 octobre 2005
Par G.Reed - Publié sur Amazon.com
I admit, King Tut has been done to death. So many books out there exist soley about him and the discovery of his tomb. Even me, being a passionate afficianado of Egyptology, have to admit that when I recieved this book, I though it would be just another book on King Tut. But it isn't. This book is a marvelous analysis of the life and times of Tutankhamun, the heretic Akhenaten, and the tumultous Amarna period, which has fascinated and astounded historians for centuries. This book is a beautiful exhibition guide to an unearthly exhibit. If you have seen the exhibit, it's a perfect way to relive the wonderful experience again and again. If you have not, the book, with its earthy, gorgeous, full color photograhps, captures the feel of the exhibit spectacularly. With hundreds of gorgeous and new photos by Kenneth Garret, and clear, concise, and fascinating text by the brilliant Zahi Hawass, this book is another triumph by National Geographic.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Amazing book13 août 2005
Par Keriann Oertell - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book is an exquisitely done companion book to the exhibit. Every piece from the exhibit is highlighted in the book, with an appropriate discription and background. If you enjoy Ancient Egypt, get this book, whether you have the chance to see the exhibit or not. It's a great companion to the exhibit if you can see it, but a great substitute if you can't.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Golden Boy29 mars 2006
Par Valerie J. - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book is beautifully presented (check out the binding under the dust cover) with glorious photographs throughout. The text is clear, extremely informative and easily understood. The book is packed with information about the items which are on Exhibition sponsored by National Geographic. I love Egyptian art and design and was not disappointed with this book. Young Tut's facial appearance has been recreated by modern technology and there are photographs of a now latex Golden Boy on the dust cover and also inside. It quite took me aback. He looks remarkably like Boy George of Culture Club fame, as was, and if you don't believe me, check it out!