Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
Where are the tombs of Cleopatra (51–31 BCE), Alexander the Great (336–323 BCE), Nefertiti (1370–c. 330 BCE) and other famous Egyptians of the past? Chris Naunton poses this question in his highly readable survey of archeological searches past and present. An Egyptologist and respected British broadcaster and writer, Naunton provides the historical background needed to understand where these lost tombs might be and why they have proved so difficult to find. Searching for a lost tomb is a complex process and to prove his point, Naunton details past searches for the tombs of some of antiquity’s most-famous Egyptians. Not every search meets success. But even when archeologists fail to find a tomb in question, they often open important new vistas in the study of Egyptology, thereby providing the impetus, and the tools, for today’s archeologists to continue the search for the lost tombs of Egypt.