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Tutankhamun The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

Golden King

The Golden King

Tutankhamun ascended the throne as a child and died before the age of twenty, but the splendor of his brief reign and the unearthing of his tomb have made him the most famous of all the pharaohs. Zahi Hawass brings these fabled figures and their astonishing age to life, with many stunning photographs, including archival images from the first great era of Egyptian archaeology, when Westerners reawakened the world to the golden glory of the ancient civilization.

By: Zahi Hawass. 172 pages, Paperback

Available through the official 
King Tut Exhibition Online Store $19.95

Mummies of the Pharaohs

Mummies of the Pharoahs

A National Geographic book immerses readers in the mystery and intrigue of archaeology and provides fresh insight into an endlessly fascinating ancient civilization starting with the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb and its glorious treasures, Discover that King Tut may have been murdered, learn that Ramses II lived to be 90, and witness the process of mummification and other rituals surrounding the burial of a pharaoh. Here is a marvelous read, rich in historic detail.

By: Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger.

64 pages. 60 photographs and 2 maps.

Hardcover. 9" x 11". For ages 8 to 12.

Available through the official 
King Tut Exhibition Online Store $17.95

Tutankhamun: Mystery of the Boy King

Tutankhamun: Mystery of the Boy King

A National Geographic book featuring more than 60 breathtaking photographs and illustrations and results from a CAT scan of the young monarch's mummy conducted in 2004. This book explores the life and early death of one of the most intriguing of the Egyptian kings.

Hardcover. Full color.
By: Zahi Hawass. 64 pages.

Available through the official 
King Tut Exhibition Online Store $17.95


Tutankhamun and The Golden Age of the Pharaohs Official Exhibition Catalogue with Audio Tour CD

Narrated by Omar Sharif.

Available through the official 
King Tut Exhibition Online Store $49.95 


Mysteries of Egypt

Mysteries of Egypt

Originally presented in IMAX Theaters. Spectacular cinematography used in an innovative framework featuring noted actor and native Egyptian Omar Sharif provide a highly entertaining glimpse of ancient Egypt in this documentary from National Geographic. Sharif, playing a grandfather who is explaining the archeological wonders to his inquisitive granddaughter,Gorgeously composed shots linger over the pyramids, the Sphinx, and a plethora of temples, and a camera flown over the Nile provides stunning footage of the great river's meanderings. Reenactments of events, such as the building of the pyramids, the burial of King Tut, and the 1922 opening of his tomb, are presented intelligently. This production is sure to spark curiosity about ancient Egypt.

63 minutes

Available through the official 
King Tut Exhibition Online Store $30

Tutankhamun and the golden age of the pharaohs DVD

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs DVD

Hosted by Omar Sharif and includes interviews with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo Egypt, as well as may other individuals that were instrumental in organizing this exhibit. The exhibit includes 50 major artifacts excavated from Tutankhamun's tomb, including his royal diadem the gold crown. More than 70 artifacts from other royal graves are showcased as well, including those of pharaohs Amenhotep ll and Thutmose lV and the rich, intact tomb of Yuya and Tuyu, parents-in-law of Amenhotep lll and great-grandparents of Tutankhamun. All of the treasures in the exhibit are between 3,300 and 3,500 years old. This DVD gives you an up-close and incredibly detailed look beyond the shimmering gold and beautiful treasures isolating each piece with multiple camera angles, and beautiful moving images. The DVD also features National Geographic images and film footage about the golden age of the pharaohs as well as information on cutting-edge research into the life and death of Tutankhamun.

Available through the official 
King Tut Exhibition Online Store $35