Egypt at Highclere

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The Egyptian Exhibition at Highclere Castle tells the story of firstly, the 5th Earl's excavations on the West Bank from 1905, and then the extraordinary story of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 by Howard Carter and the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. The Shrine Room displays astonishingly exact and beautiful replicas of the Shrine, the Middle Coffin, the Mummy and the iconic Death Mask of the Boy Pharaoh. 

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Size: 21cm x 17ocm (8" x 6.5") approx.
Weight: 0.14kg (3oz) approx

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The Exhibition is described in this 96pp, soft cover book, from the 'Antiquities Exhibition' featuring 3,000-3,500 year old artifacts collected by the 5th Earl to the 'Path to Discovery' which tells how the two men spent time both in Egypt and England during their long years of discovery. 'Wonderful Things' explains how they actually found the Tomb and its contents. The 'Shrine Room' displays replicas of the Shrine, the Coffin, the mummy of Tutankhamun and, of course, the Death Mask. The 'Treasury' continues the story of the contents of the Tomb and features large scale displays of the Tomb as it was opened in 1922. Written by the 8th Countess of Carnarvon, the book features many full colour photographs of the artifacts, replicas and wall murals and tells an incredible story of perseverance over 17 long years of discovery.