Pharaoh's tale cursed by a lack of depth
Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King by Joyce Tyldesley. Profile, €23.90. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.
Tutankhamen's Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King by Joyce Tyldesley
On November 26, 1922, Howard Carter scraped a hole through a sealed doorway in Egypt's Valley of the Kings and inserted a candle. After a moment of what must have been unbearable suspense, his financial backer Lord Carnarvon asked anxiously: "Can you see anything?"
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