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Shadow King The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy

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ISBN-10: 0306821338

ISBN-13: 9780306821332

Edition: 2013

Authors: Jo Marchant

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More than 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamun’s desiccated body was lovingly wrapped and sent into the future as an immortal god. After resting undisturbed more than three millennia, King Tut’s mummy was suddenly awakened in 1922. Archaeologist Howard Carter had discovered the boy king’s tomb and the soon-to-be famous mummy was just beginning its second life, more dramatic than its first.The mummy’s afterlife is a modern story, not an ancient one. Award-winning science writer Jo Marchant traces the mummy’s story from its first brutal autopsy in 1925 to the most recent arguments over its DNA. From the glamorous treasure hunts of the 1920s to the high-tech scans of today conducted against the…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 6/4/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.21" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Prologue: An Archaeological Adventure
Tunnel of Legends
Clues by Candlelight
Opera of a Vanished Civilization
Death on Swift Wings
A Brutal Postmortem
Palm Wine, Spices, and Myrrh
Letters from Liverpool
Secrets from Blood and Bone
X-raying the Pharaohs
Living Image of the Lord
Evil Pyramids and Murderous Mold
Sliced, Diced, Brought Back to Life
The Third Door
Fingerprints, Forensics, and a Family Tree
DNA Down the Rabbit Hole
Spare Ribs and Hand Kebabs
Revolution
Audience with the King
Afterword: A Brief Window
Chronology of Ancient Egypt
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Notes
Index