Thebes and the Theban Necropolis


After Tutankhamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes

Author: Reeves, Nicholas (ed)
Publisher: Columbia University Press, 1992

Thirteen contributions reviewing developments in excavation, mapping, and research in the Valley of the Kings since the fabulous discovery of Tutankhamun in 1922. Two of the articles are in German.

City of the Dead: Thebes in Egypt

Author: Maniche, Lise
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1987

From the New Kingdom on, Thebes was one of Egypt's most important cities. During the New Kingdom, it was its capital and the deceased king wished to be buried on the Theban Westbank. This book covers the necropoleis of Thebes.

The Complete Valley of the Kings. Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs

Author: Reeves, Nicholas - Wilkinson, Richard H.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 1996

The Valley of the Kings is the site of some 80 tombs from the climax of the Egyptian power more than 3,000 years ago. Reeves and Wilkinson assemble the art, archaeology, and history of the valley in one exciting account.

House of Eternity: The Tomb of Nefertari. 

Author: McDonald, John K.
Publisher: Cairo, 1996

The tomb of Queen Nefertari, the favouriite wife of Ramesses II is one of the most beautiful tombs built by the Ancient Egyptians.  McDonald takes the readers on a tour through this tomb, showing its most fabulous paintings.

In Search of Tutankhamun: The Discovery of a King's Tomb

Author: Caselli, Giovanni
Publisher: Peter Bedrick Books, 1999
Reading Level: ages 9 to 12

The fabulous discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in the early 1920s.

The Lost Tomb

Author: Kent Weeks
Publisher: William Morrow & Company, 1998

Kent Weeks, tells the fascinating story of the discovery of the tomb of several of Ramesses II's sons, known today as KV5, from the early days of the Theban Mapping Project to the last season of excavations prior to the publication of this book.

Musical Instruments from the Tomb of Tutankhamen (Tutankhamen Tomb, Vol. 6)

Author: Maniche, Lise
Publisher: David Brown Book Co., 1976

Among the many objects discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun, were found several musical instruments. Lise Maniche provides a catalog of these instruments.

The Temple of Man

Author: Schwaller de Lubicz, R.A.
Publisher: Inner Tradition, 1998

Controversial new-age theory about the New Kingdom temple of Luxor, built by Amenhotep III and Ramesses II, that claims that the temple was built as a symbol of the universal man. An interesting book, if only for its many pictures. 2 volumes.

Thebes in Egypt: A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor

Authors: Strudwick N. - Strudwick H.M
Publisher: Cornell University Press, 1999

After excavating and researching the city of Thebes for many years, Nigel and Helen Strudwick offer the first comprehensive introduction to one of Ancient Egypt's most important cities.

Valley of the Kings (Digging for the Past)

Author: Stuart Tyson Smith - Brian Fagan e.a.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2003
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Explores Egypt's Valley of the Kings, a vast burial ground containing more than seventy tombs, and discusses archaeologists' findings and challenges during nearly two hundred years of excavation.

Valley of the Kings (Visiting the Past)

Author: Alcraft, Rob
Publisher: Heinemann Library, 2000

An overview of tombs at the the Royal Cemetery of the New Kingdom, the so-called Valley of the Kings.

Valley of the Kings

Author: Romer, John
Publisher: New York, 1981

John Romer examines the evolution of the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings and discusses the history of archaeological surveys of this site.

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