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How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century
A bold new history of the discovery of King tut and the seismic impact it left in modern society. When it was discovered in 1922, in an Egypt newly independent of the British Empire, the 3,300 -year-old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world. The boy king became a household name overnight and kickstarted an international obsession that continues to this day. From pop culture and politics to tourism and heritage industry, it's impossible to imagine the past century without the discovery of Tutankhamun-yet so much of the story remains untold.
In Treasured, Christina Riggs weaves compelling historical analysis with tales of lives touched, or changed forever, by an encounter with the boy king.
Treasured offers a bold new history of the young pharaoh who has as much to tell us about our world as his own.