A Passion for Egypt

A Passion for Egypt

Arthur Weigall, Tutankhamun and the 'curse of the Pharaohs'

Book - 2001
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This compelling biography of Arthur Weigall, the British Egyptologist and Chief Inspector of Antiquities, chronicles his involvement with the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb under Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Weigall came into conflict with Carter and Carnarvon over newspaper reporting of the famous find. His remarks to the press during that time led to the infamous story of the Curse of the Pharaohs." This biography brings to life the atmosphere, intrigue, and intense competition inEgypt during the first quarter of the 20th century."
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, c2001.
ISBN: 9781860645662
1860645666
Characteristics: xi, 380 p., [12] p. of plates :,ill., ports.

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