Archive for March, 2009

Tutankhamun

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on March 3, 2009 by katephiz

Heritage-Key is an exciting new venture for those interested in the Ancient World.  I was commissioned to write the keynote article on Tutankhamun for one of their first focus areas.

“For me, the abiding legacy of the 18th Dynasty, and particularly the Amarna renaissance, is the power of its art.  Despite suppression of references to Amarna by Horemheb, the last pharaoh of the dynasty, art of peerless quality has reached us in the treasures buried with a relatively minor pharaoh whose tomb largely escaped the robbers who raided the tombs of more illustrious pharaohs.  That pharaoh was, of course, Tutankhamun whose largely-intact tomb was found by Howard Carter in 1922.”

You can read the rest at Heritage-Key.

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