Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The murder of Tutankhamen (1998)
by Bob Brier
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (1)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425166899, Paperback)For decades after the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, the dazzling treasures found along with the mummy distracted many of us from the actual events of Tutankhamen's life. But take a look at the body itself--cranialX-rays reveal a location on the back of the skull that may indicate a hemorrhage, perhaps one caused by a deliberate blow. The question thus arises: Was King Tut murdered?
Egyptologist Bob Brier specializes in paleopathology, the study of diseases in the ancient world. In essence, he performs high-tech autopsies on 3,000-year-old corpses. (He's also taken part in a re-creation of Egyptian mummification techniques, including the extraction of the brain through the nasal passages.) Here, he examines the X-rays and other photographic evidence, correlating it with the research of other Egyptologists, and concludes that Tutankhamen was the victim of political and religious intrigues that developed into a fatal conspiracy. True crime buffs and historians alike will find much to like in Brier's fast-paced recounting of his investigations.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:02:57 -0400)
Examines artifacts, documents, tombs, and x-rays of ancient mummies to support the author's claim that young Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen was murdered.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.