Richard H. Wilkinson,Kent Weeks's The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings (Oxford PDF

By Richard H. Wilkinson,Kent Weeks

The royal necropolis of recent country Egypt, often called the Valley of the Kings (KV), is likely one of the so much important--and celebrated--archaeological websites on the earth. situated at the west financial institution of the Nile river, approximately 3 miles west of recent Luxor, the valley is domestic to greater than sixty tombs, all relationship to the second one millennium BCE. the main well-known of those is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first chanced on through Howard Carter in 1922. different recognized pharaoh's interred the following comprise Hatshepsut, the single queen present in the valley, and Ramesses II, old Egypt's maximum ruler. a lot has transpired within the research and exploration of the Valley of the Kings during the last few years. a number of significant discoveries were made, significantly the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV sixty three, a formerly unknown tomb present in the center of the valley. Many components of the royal valley were explored for the 1st time utilizing new applied sciences, revealing old huts, shrines, and stelae. New reviews of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and different elements of the royal mummies have produced very important and occasionally arguable effects.
The Oxford instruction manual of the Valley of the Kings offers an up to date and thorough reference designed to fill a truly genuine hole within the literature of Egyptology. it will likely be a useful source for students, academics, and researchers with an curiosity during this key sector of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters find the Valley of the Kings in house and time. next chapters supply targeted examinations of person tombs: their building, content material, improvement, and importance. ultimately, the e-book discusses the present prestige of ongoing problems with upkeep and archaeology, similar to conservation, tourism, and location administration. as well as fresh paintings pointed out above, aerial imaging, distant sensing, reviews of the tombs' architectural and ornamental symbolism, difficulties of conservation website administration, and reviews of KV-related temples are only the various features no longer lined in the other paintings at the Valley of the Kings. This quantity can provide to develop into the first scholarly reference paintings in this very important global historical past Site.

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