The Valley of the Kings is famous throughout the world
as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs.
It was here, in 1922, that Howard Carter stumbled upon
the virtually intact tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun.
And here, in recent months, that archaeologists discovered
a new tomb with its wooden sarcophagi, painted funeral
masks, and alabaster jars.
The royal tombs, tunneled into the Theban cliffs,
represented both gates to the Netherworld and the womb
of the Great Goddess. Many of them contain wall paintings
of the king with various gods and goddesses, as well
as papyri, mummies, decorated coffins, and other artifacts.
This is the first book to reproduce the wall paintings
and murals in full. It explores in great detail the
most deeply-held beliefs of the ancient kings and queens
who are buried here, beliefs that provided the impetus
for the building, decoration, and equipping of these
magnificent tombs. Illustrated in full color, with thirty
foldouts, it allows the reader to join the pharaohs
of the New Kingdom on their journeys to immortality.
Filled with 300+ color illustrations and 30 foldouts,
this is a magnificent book..