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TUTANKHAMUN: THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS

About the author

Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs

Christina Riggs FSA is a writer and academic specializing in the history of archaeology,

THE DISCOVERY OF the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922 fascinated newspaper

photography, and ancient Egyptian art. Her book Photographing Tutankhamun will be

readers around the world – and photographs played a crucial role in bringing the tomb’s

published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She is also the author of Egypt: Lost Civilizations

treasures to life. This book captures the excitement of the excavation through a collection

(Reaktion Books, 2017) and A Very Short Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art and

of original 1920s press photos, including many taken by photographer Harry Burton to

Architecture (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is a Reader in Art History at the University

record the tomb and its antiquities.

of East Anglia. For the first two years of work on site, one newspaper – the London Times – had an exclusive contract with archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor, the Earl of Carnarvon.

BY CHRISTINA RIGGS

Made to sell on to other newspapers, these prints show the story Carter and Carnarvon wanted to tell. But they show another story, too – about the British Empire’s influence in the Middle East, Egypt’s new independence, and the efforts both British and Egyptian excavators put into this remarkable find.

Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs

Illustrating all 148 photographs in the collection, and with an introductory essay by Christina Riggs, Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs marks an important new contribution to our understanding of Tutankhamun’s tomb and its legacy.


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About the author

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs

CLAIRE BROWN, CHARLOTTE REEVES AND CHRIS HALL

Christina Riggs FSA is a writer and academic specializing in the history of archaeology,

THE DISCOVERY OF the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922 fascinated newspaper

photography, and ancient Egyptian art. Her book Photographing Tutankhamun will be

readers around the world – and photographs played a crucial role in bringing the tomb’s

published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She is also the author of Egypt: Lost Civilizations

treasures to life. This book captures the excitement of the excavation through a collection

(Reaktion Books, 2017) and A Very Short Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art and

PUBLISHED BY RUPERT WACE ANCIENT ART

of original 1920s press photos, including many taken by photographer Harry Burton to

Architecture (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is a Reader in Art History at the University

19 CROWN PASSAGE ST JAMES’S LONDON SW1Y 6PP

record the tomb and its antiquities.

of East Anglia.

TEL: +44 (0)20 7495 1623 INFO@RUPERTWACE.CO.UK

For the first two years of work on site, one newspaper – the London Times – had an

WWW.RUPERTWACE.CO.UK

exclusive contract with archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor, the Earl of Carnarvon. Made to sell on to other newspapers, these prints show the story Carter and Carnarvon

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY CHRISTINA RIGGS

wanted to tell. But they show another story, too – about the British Empire’s influence in

DESIGNED BY THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE

the Middle East, Egypt’s new independence, and the efforts both British and Egyptian

PRINTED BY GOMER PRESS, WALES

excavators put into this remarkable find.

ISBN 978–0–9575064–4–2

Illustrating all 148 photographs in the collection, and with an introductory essay by Christina Riggs, Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs marks an important new contribution to our understanding of Tutankhamun’s tomb and its legacy.


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TUTANKHAMUN: THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS

Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs

BY CHRISTINA RIGGS


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Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs By Christina Riggs (with Rupert Wace) The Times reported on 7 November 1923 that Egyptian authorities had installed a telephone in the Valley of the Kings, to facilitate activities at the tomb of Tutankhamun. In this photograph, a dark-robed Egyptian

ghaffir (security guard) stands as if taking or making a phone call. The image may try to contrast the ‘traditional’ (the ghaffir) and the ‘modern’ (the telephone) for the amusement of British viewers, as if 20th-century Egyptians were unfamiliar with commonplace technologies. W. 88


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About the author

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs

CLAIRE BROWN, CHARLOTTE REEVES AND CHRIS HALL

Christina Riggs FSA is a writer and academic specializing in the history of archaeology,

THE DISCOVERY OF the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922 fascinated newspaper

photography, and ancient Egyptian art. Her book Photographing Tutankhamun will be

readers around the world – and photographs played a crucial role in bringing the tomb’s

published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She is also the author of Egypt: Lost Civilizations

treasures to life. This book captures the excitement of the excavation through a collection

(Reaktion Books, 2017) and A Very Short Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art and

PUBLISHED BY RUPERT WACE ANCIENT ART

of original 1920s press photos, including many taken by photographer Harry Burton to

Architecture (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is a Reader in Art History at the University

19 CROWN PASSAGE ST JAMES’S LONDON SW1Y 6PP

record the tomb and its antiquities.

of East Anglia.

TEL: +44 (0)20 7495 1623 INFO@RUPERTWACE.CO.UK

For the first two years of work on site, one newspaper – the London Times – had an

WWW.RUPERTWACE.CO.UK

exclusive contract with archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor, the Earl of Carnarvon. Made to sell on to other newspapers, these prints show the story Carter and Carnarvon

WRITTEN AND EDITED BY CHRISTINA RIGGS

wanted to tell. But they show another story, too – about the British Empire’s influence in

DESIGNED BY THE BURLINGTON MAGAZINE

the Middle East, Egypt’s new independence, and the efforts both British and Egyptian

PRINTED BY GOMER PRESS, WALES

excavators put into this remarkable find.

ISBN 978–0–9575064–4–2

Illustrating all 148 photographs in the collection, and with an introductory essay by Christina Riggs, Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs marks an important new contribution to our understanding of Tutankhamun’s tomb and its legacy.


Rupert Wace – Tutankhamun 2016 Jacket.qxp_Layout 1 24/08/2017 11:42 Page 1

TUTANKHAMUN: THE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS

About the author

Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs

Christina Riggs FSA is a writer and academic specializing in the history of archaeology,

THE DISCOVERY OF the tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922 fascinated newspaper

photography, and ancient Egyptian art. Her book Photographing Tutankhamun will be

readers around the world – and photographs played a crucial role in bringing the tomb’s

published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She is also the author of Egypt: Lost Civilizations

treasures to life. This book captures the excitement of the excavation through a collection

(Reaktion Books, 2017) and A Very Short Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art and

of original 1920s press photos, including many taken by photographer Harry Burton to

Architecture (Oxford University Press, 2014). She is a Reader in Art History at the University

record the tomb and its antiquities.

of East Anglia. For the first two years of work on site, one newspaper – the London Times – had an exclusive contract with archaeologist Howard Carter and his sponsor, the Earl of Carnarvon.

BY CHRISTINA RIGGS

Made to sell on to other newspapers, these prints show the story Carter and Carnarvon wanted to tell. But they show another story, too – about the British Empire’s influence in the Middle East, Egypt’s new independence, and the efforts both British and Egyptian excavators put into this remarkable find.

Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs

Illustrating all 148 photographs in the collection, and with an introductory essay by Christina Riggs, Tutankhamun: The Original Photographs marks an important new contribution to our understanding of Tutankhamun’s tomb and its legacy.

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