Howard Carter and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun
H. V. F. Winstone
6" x 9" • 428 pages • watercolors
Told with distinction and graphic tension, here is the life story of Howard Carter, most famous of archaeologists, and the incredible story of the discovery of those "wonderful things" and the splendor of the most memorial of all royal legends.
• Previously unseen watercolors by Carter
• Told with distinction and graphic tension
• The story of the relationship between Carter and his patron, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn
• New Foreword by Henrietta McCall of the British Museum
• New Appendix devoted to the remarkable Almina, Countess of Carnarvon, illegitimate daughter of Baron Alfred Rothschild, whose wedding dowry largely financed the search for the tomb and its excavations
• Written after several years' research, with full access to the resources of the world famous Griffith Institute at Oxford and the British Museum
• International acclaim for this informed and highly readable account
• Victor Winstone tells the story that has fascinated mankind for more than eighty years and shows no sign of losing its appeal.
HVF Winstone is the biographer of such renowned Arabian travellers as Gertrude Bell, Captain Shakespear, Col. Leachman and Lady Anne Blunt, as well as Sir Leonard Woolley, the archaeologist of Biblical Ur. He has written a major political study of Britain in the Near East, The Illicit Adventure, and a panorama of archaeology, Uncovering the Ancient World. In his 80th year, he is writing a polemical history of the Anglo-American involvement in the Middle East, War Without End.
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