Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. This book approaches the story of the lost king, and his development into a cultural icon, with fresh eyes.
"'Magnificent... strips away preconceptions to provide a rich, absorbing picture of a country and its Egyptian Queen' (Belfast Telegraph) 'This excellent biography scores with a wealth of splendid detail.' (Independent) 'Tyldesley's strength has always been her storytelling, and here she is on top form.' (Sunday Telegraph)"
Joyce Tyldesley's books include acclaimed biographies of king Ramesses the Great, the female pharaoh Hatchepsut and queen Nefertiti. Her biography Cleopatra: Last queen of Egypt , was a Radio 4 Book of the Week; Egypt: How a Lost Civilization was Rediscovered, accompanied a major BBC series. She is a senior lecturer in Egyptology at Manchester University, where she teaches the online Certificate Course in Egyptology.