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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris Naunton (Author)

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An exciting archeological exploration of ancient Egypt that examines the potential for discovering the remaining “lost” tombs of the pharaohs.

Tombs, mummies, and funerary items make up a significant portion of the archeological remains that survive ancient Egypt and have come to define the popular perception of Egyptology. Despite the many sensational discoveries in the last century, such as the tomb of Tutankhamun, the tombs of some of the most famous individuals in the ancient world—Imhotep, Nefertiti, Alexander the Great, and Cleopatra—have not yet been found.

Archeologist Chris Naunton examines the famous pharaohs, their achievements, the bling they might have been buried with, the circumstances in which they were buried, and why those circumstances may have prevented archeologists from finding these tombs.

In Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt, Naunton sheds light on the lives of these ancient Egyptians and makes an exciting case for the potential discovery of these lost tombs. 

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • November 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-500-05199-3
  • 6.4 × 9.5 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Endorsements & Reviews

“[An] insightful, informative, and beautifully illustrated overview of archaeologists' quests to find the tombs of some of the most famous individuals of the ancient world—Imhotep, Nefertiti, Cleopatra, and the Macedonian leader Alexander the Great foremost among them—that so far have eluded discovery. Along with chronicling expeditions, Naunton provides colorful biographies of these major historical figures and the world they inhabited… An authoritative guide leads an illuminating journey into the distant past.” — Kirkus Reviews

“With the lure of ancient celebrities, Naunton beckons readers to Egyptology, and with abundant photographs and chronological guidance, he masterfully succeeds.” — Booklist

“Naunton succeeds in his goal to get readers ‘excited by the possibility that there might be such extraordinary surprises yet to come.’ … Recommended for anyone interested in ancient Egyptian civilization or the history of Egyptology.” — Library Journal