Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

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A new book by Chris Naunton published October 2018 by Thames & Hudson

About £15 hardback. Not yet available as ebook.

I bought this with some misgivings as I've never found his documentaries on Egypt impressive. I was pleasantly surprised and he's obviously more of a dedicated and knowledgeable egyptologist than you'd surmise from his dumbed down TV work. The book is also interesting in tackling Egyptian pharaonic history from a new angle.....rather than the repetitive chronological discourse on dynasties one normally encounters.

Apart from the initial chapter on the search for the tomb of Imhotep, it's all about royal tombs - Amenhotep I, the Amarna royals, Herihor, the kings of the Third Intermediate Period, Alexander the Great and, finally, Cleopatra VII.The detail is extensive, avoiding sensationalism and very current.

It cleared up something which has puzzled me for a while. There is work going on on the cliffs above and to the south of Hatshepsut's temple at Deir el bahari. You can see the shute for removing debris from what must be a precarious site. Apparently it's the Polish- Egyptian mission led by prof. Andrzej Niwinski searching, since 1999, for the tomb of Amenhotep I ....arguably the first pharaoh to abandon the previous burial strategy in favour of a hidden tomb. Of course any such tomb must have been plundered - as we have Amenhotep's mummy - but Niwinski has an idea that it might contain the reburial of Herihor.

The illustrations in the book are rather poor quality....presumably a cost saving exercise...which is a pity as the book is otherwise excellent and thoroughly readable.




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Thanks for that, I'll check it out. :wi
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Thanks just ordered it... 8)
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Who2 wrote:Thanks just ordered it... 8)
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Boom boom!! :py

Bring a pick & shovel when you're back....there's some interesting tips on remote wadis worth investigating. ;)

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Who2 wrote:Thanks just ordered it... 8)
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Amazing, I ordered it only yesterday and it arrived this morning, Amazon only £13 quid hardback.
Sunday morning and her indoors, the Pharaoh is doing her 'smalls in the bath.........
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Tonight I was treated to Sim's first step at Chinese stir-fried Cooking without a Wok!
Well, it was a sort of marinated chicken but without a Wok and lots more ginger it would have been half acceptable.
But as an ex-restaurateur critic, it needs some slight tweaking "No but really Sim, that was wonderful...keep trying!!!..... 8)
Ps: My daughter is as bad as my Sister was at cooking, she who could even burn boiled eggs..........
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Simona went to Chris Naughton's lecture the other night, bless bought a book and got it signed.... 8)
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My sister has bought this book for me as my Xmas gift - looking forward to it's arrival! Probably after Xmas - post can take up to 5 weeks to reach me, but hopefully before my departure to Luxor!

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