Doherty, P.C.: The Mysterious Death of Tutankhamun
Book Number: 001274
Constable and Robinson London, United Kingdom 2003 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall New book, 260 pages. The boy king Tutankhamun came to the throne during one of the most turbulent periods of Egyptian history, a time when religious dissent threatened to sever the unity built up by a line of war like pharaohs and even to shatter a far-flung empire. Was he secretly assassinated by the powerful cartel that ran the court and the country? What exactly was the role of the powerful first minister Ay? Could he have murdered his young charge in order to wear the Imperial crown himself? Since the discovery of Tutankamun's tomb in the early 1920's, the story of this young Pharaoh who died so precipitately has fascinated archaeologists and historians.