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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt


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Introduction * 1. Imhotep: The man who became a god * 2. Visible to invisible: Amenhotep I and the transition to the Valley of the Kings * 3. The Enduring Fascination: Where are the missing Amarna royals? * 4. Herihor: A Tomb to `make Tutankhamun look like Woolworths'? * 5. A kingdom divided: The royal tombs of the Third Intermediate Period * 6. Buried three times in Egypt: The tombs of Alexander the Great * 7. The lost tomb of Cleopatra: A mausoleum lost underwater or a secret burial awaiting discovery? * Final Thoughts

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A compelling insight into the search for ancient Egypt's lost tombs, providing a completely up-to-date inside story of all the latest theories and discoveries

About the Author

Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster. An expert on Egypt in the first millennium BC and the history of Egyptology, he has published extensively on both subjects, and has presented numerous related television documentaries, including Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Burnt Mummy (Channel 4, 2013) and King Tut's Tomb: The Hidden Chamber (Channel 5, 2016). He worked for many years at the Egypt Exploration Society, London, acting as its Director between 2012 and 2016. In 2015 he was elected President of the International Association of Egyptologists and in 2016 he became Director of the Robert Anderson Trust, a charity that provides support for young scholars visiting London to further their studies and research.


'Chris Naunton is my favourite Egyptologist. He makes the search for the lost tombs of Egypt as exciting as a novel' - Dan Snow, historian and author
'An absolutely essential book for those of us captivated by ancient Egypt's enduring stories, and the modern quest to uncover its remaining secrets. Chris Naunton brilliantly walks the line between scholar and storyteller, balancing his deep knowledge with that tantalizing call to adventure which will keep you spellbound' - Dallas Campbell, broadcaster and author
'A highly readable narrative and well-chosen images. There is much to recommend here' - BBC History Magazine
'Tantalising ... gorgeously illustrated' - Nature
'As well as immersing us in the action of the search and the thrill of discovery, this book also explains why tombs remain such a central part of both the popular perception of Egyptology and the continuing allure of ancient Egypt' - Timeless Travels
'A scholarly book ... but it will also be of great interest to anyone who is fascinated by the ancient past and the enduringly memorable figures who populated it' - Shiny New Books

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