Eminent Eyptologist Zahi Hawass has authored a new book reviewing what we know about the life and death of Tutankhamun in light of the latest investigations and newest technology.
A fully illustrated new study boasting a wealth of images, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA places the king in the broader context of Egyptian history.
The book unravels the much-debated relationship between various members of the royal family, and the circumstances surrounding the turbulent Amarna period. It also explains the religious background and complex beliefs about the afterlife that defined many features of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Hawass also details the modern X-raying and CT-scanning of the king’s mummy, in addition to the latest DNA examination.
Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA is published by the American University in Cairo Press. To find out more about the book, click here.