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Post by Availle » January 1st, 2019, 12:01 am

The Tomb of Tut Ankh Amen by Howard Carter (1874 - 1939).

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On 26 November 1922, after eight years of work in the Valley of the Kings, archeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (around 1300 BCE). Different than all the tombs hitherto excavated, this was the first to be (virtually) undisturbed, and Carters words on a first look into the tomb "Yes, wonderful things!" have gone down in history. <br>Excavating the tomb in full took eight years, and most of the 5,398 items that were found in the tomb are now on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, with the exception of the mummy of Tut Ankh Amun, that remained in the tomb where it was laid to rest. <br>This first volume of Howard Carter's memoirs (written in late 1923) recounts the finding and opening of the tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, the clearing of the Antechamber, and the opening of the sealed door leading to the main chamber. ( Availle)
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Post by Availle » January 1st, 2019, 12:02 am

Happy New Year!
Happy PD-Day 2019! :mrgreen:

This book was published in late 1923, giving the first account (of three) of the finding and excavating of the tomb of Tut Ankh Amen through Howard Carter.

DPL wanted. :D
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 1st, 2019, 4:00 am

I'd like to PL.
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Post by Kikisaulite » January 1st, 2019, 4:34 am

Great choice of a book! Really great choice! Will await the completion of this with impatience! Good luck recording!
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Post by TriciaG » January 1st, 2019, 7:10 am

I've got one on my book suggestions list on this topic - not a firsthand account, though. ;)
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Post by Availle » January 1st, 2019, 3:17 pm

Thank you all for your kind words!
Piotr, you're in as DPL, thanks!

Oh my, barely started and already pressure to finish, thanks (?) Kristine! :wink: The book is still not available on archive, I'll give them a few days to stort stuff out before I start complaining. There is also an edition over at Hathitrust, and maybe gutenberg has something as well?

I saw your list Tricia, some other interesting books on there as well! I was looking for a book or essay or something on hieroglyphics to accompany this one, preferably one written by Champollion himself. I couldn't find anything in English though, so if you're still into sleuthing... :wink:
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Post by Kikisaulite » January 1st, 2019, 4:54 pm

Availle wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 3:17 pm


Oh my, barely started and already pressure to finish, thanks (?) Kristine! :wink:
Only the very mildest and encouraging pressure imaginable is intended. :D :D But I could not help myself, after all this is an account on THE find by THE man himself!

Tricias list has some very interesting titles as well, must agree to that.... two works on Shackletons expedition are alone worth quite something.
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Post by icequeen » January 2nd, 2019, 10:20 pm

Darn it! Ava beat me to it! :clap:
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Post by Availle » January 3rd, 2019, 7:44 am

Thank you very much! :mrgreen:

The first version is still not viewable on archive, and hathitrust claims its under copyright. So I'll wait over the weekend perhaps and see if something changes before I start complaining... :wink:

But for now, let's keep the launch pad tidy and move elsewhere.
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Post by moniaqua » January 3rd, 2019, 7:57 am

Darn it - how on earth could I miss that one?! :shock: It might be the second book I just load down for listening, when it is finished :lol:

Oh, you feel some pressure? Naaa. ;)

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Post by Availle » January 5th, 2019, 7:47 am

moniaqua wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 7:57 am
Oh, you feel some pressure? Naaa. ;)
I have no need for enemies... :roll:

Aand: I have just found out that the book is ready and accessible on archive, so off I go... filling in the Magic Window. :lol:
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Post by Availle » April 6th, 2019, 7:54 pm

Okay, the first two sections are up!

I'm afraid we both will have to sit through two more parts of "The great and exciting life of Lord Carnarvon" before we can dig into the meat of the book... :shock:
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Post by Piotrek81 » April 6th, 2019, 10:01 pm

So you are doing this after all :) I was beginning to think version 1 completed in January (?) discouraged you :) I wonder if The Tomb... beats the Prophet for the number of versions of a 1923 book :shock:

Anyway, PL begins now 8-)

EDIT: section 0 is PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by Availle » April 7th, 2019, 2:51 am

Entirely different author, the one from January. :D And only 2 hours or so in total.

We'll get that here with the introduction alone - and that one doesn't even take place in Egypt... :roll:
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Post by Availle » April 8th, 2019, 3:54 am

And another slice of life of Lord Carnarvon, in which he gets married, runs from an Elephant, threatens the Sultan, and has a car accident. And all of this in brown shoes and an atrocious hat.

:mrgreen:
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