Tutankhamuns Trumpet, Toby Wilkinson
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Tutankhamun's Trumpet
Ancient Egypt in 100 Objects from the Boy-King's Tomb

Narrator: David Timson

Unabridged: 10 hr 55 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download (DRM Protected)

Published: 11/01/2022


In 1922, after fifteen years of searching, archaeologists finally discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. There, buried alongside the king's mummy, they found more than 5,000 unique objects, from the mundane to the extravagant, from the precious to the everyday. Tutankhamun's spectacular gold mask is justifiably famous, but the rest of the treasures remain largely unknown, their stories untold. In this rich work of history, renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson allows one hundred artifacts from the boy king's tomb to speak again—not only for themselves, but as witnesses of the civilization that created them. A gold-decorated chariot reveals the impressive scale of Egyptian technology. Loaves of bread, baskets of fruit, and jars of wine hint at the fertility of the Nile Valley and the abundant feasts enjoyed by its people. Ebony and ivory from Nubia and a jewel of Libyan desert glass show the range of Egypt's trading and diplomatic networks. Shaving equipment and board games provide a window into the everyday lives of the people. And perhaps most poignant of all the objects in the tomb is one that conjures up a lost world of human experience: Tutankhamun's silver trumpet. Filled with surprising insights and vivid details, Tutankhamun's Trumpet offers an indelible portrait of the history, people, and legacy of ancient Egypt."Accomplished British narrator David Timson guides listeners through this fascinating exploration of ancient Egypt with aplomb. His vocal variation and creative expressiveness maintain the listener's interest, complementing the intriguing subject matter. Timson is an accomplished narrator and a natural choice for this amply detailed audiobook." -AudioFile