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Working for the American university in Cairo in 1988, Kent Weeks embarked on an archeological dig into KV5, the sparsely explored fifth tomb in the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of Egypt's major Pharaohs. In 1995, he discovered the T-shaped burial complex of Ramses II's 50 sons--arguably the most significant discovery since Howard Carter unearthed King Tut's tomb in 1922. Weeks's account of this historic event is filled with a sense of awe and wonder. "[I]n my imagination," he writes, recalling a vision of the statue of Osiris, god of the afterlife, "I could see the ancient funerals that took place three thousand years ago. I could hear ancient priests chanting prayers and shaking tambourines ... I could smell incense and feel priestly robes brush my arm as the funeral procession moved slowly past. For an instant I felt transported back in time: it was 1275 BCE and this was ancient Thebes."
Weeks also points out what his discovery may tell us about the powerful, redhaired pharoah who ruled ancient Egypt for 67 years (1279-1212 BC), including the possibility that he was the pharaoh of Exodus. He elaborates upon his profession's risks, from excavations in narrow, debris-filled and claustraphobic surroundings to working under the gunfire of terrorist attacks. And he reminds us that his discovery by no means brings Egyptology to a conclusion: "Every generation of Egyptologists asks different questions of its data and data are a finite resource. We will leave parts of KV5 undug so that archeologists of the future, armed with new questions and new excavation techniques, can seek new answers to old questions and to others we haven't even dreamed of." --Eugene Holley Jr.
Provides an account of the recent archeological discovery of the burial site of the sons of Ramses II, with a detailed description of the events of the excavation as they unfolded.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
I loved reading this book and found it well written. I'm not expert on the subject, but I felt this was a great book. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 20. November 1999 veröffentlicht
On page 229; "Amunhotep IV changed his own name to Akhenaton, "Agreeable to the Aten"" which is inconsistent with page 233; "Akhenaton, "Agreeable to... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 20. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
I found the book very interesting for those who - like myeself - are interested in Egypt only as a general subject. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 7. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
I liked this book. Kent Weeks makes his KV5 experience personal and includes the reader throughout "Lost Tomb". Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 20. Juni 1999 von email@example.com
This book was written by a longtime, dedicated Egyptologist who has invested much of his profession, time, and money, to not only painstakingly rediscover one of Egypt's most... Lesen Sie weiter...Am 17. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht
This book is a fairly interesting read, thanks to the fascinating discovery of KV5. Enough background and history are provided to make the book accessible to the general reader... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 6. April 1999 von April Kline