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Author: Joyce Tyldesley

ISBN: 9780465020201
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6 March 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9 x 3.1
In Tutankhamen, famed Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley describes the life and times of the famed King Tut, offering a vivid portrait of the ?Boy King" and the world he ruled, as well as a compelling exploration of the tall tales that have embellished his biography.

King Tut ascended to the throne at the age of nine or ten and ruled until his death at the age of eighteen?and his youth and short reign have led some academics to dismiss him as an insignificant king. But Tyldesley shows that, although Tutankhamen's time as pharaoh was short and many of his policies were likely issued under the guidance of his advisors, his accomplishments were considerable. Tutankhamen presided over something of a renaissance in ancient Egyptian culture; his predecessor, Akhenaten, had made radical changes to state theology, and Tutankhamen's ten years as king were dedicated in a large part to reversing Akhenaten's theological program and returning to a more traditional form of religion, art, and writing. There are some missing links in the story of Tutankhamen's life?in particular the subject of his parentage, which scholars continue to debate?but Tyldesley uses clues from his tomb and analysis of an...

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