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Description - The Search for Nefertiti by Joann Fletcher

Nefertiti - 'the Beautiful' - is one of Egypt's most compelling and mysterious figures. She and her controversial pharaoh husband Akhenaten lived in perhaps the most tumultuous period in the country's long history, fascinating for both the enormous changes it brought to Egypt's culture and the many mysteries surrounding it. Top Egyptologist Dr Joann Fletcher has taken a fresh eye to the evidence and arrived at one of the most dramatic discoveries of recent times. She and her expert team have identified a long-forgotten mummy from the Valley of the Kings as the body of a female pharaoh of the Amarna Period, whom she believes is Nefertiti. It tells a story which will forever change the way we see Nefertiti - and women throughout Egyptian history. At last we see the full significance of her role as co-regent and later as Pharaoh, and understand the astonishing luxury and decadence of her life as the country around her disintegrated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340831724
ISBN-10: 0340831723
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 131mm x 31mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Hodder Paperback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joann Fletcher

Dr Joann Fletcher is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of York and Consultant Egyptologist for Harrogate Museums and Arts. She has studied human remains around the world, including Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The author of seven books and numerous articles, Joann is a contributor to the BBC's History website and the Guardian's science section, and is a regular consultant to publishers. She has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad. She developed the UK's first national Egyptology qualification for the Awarding Body Consortium, and as Egyptology consultant for several television companies she makes regular TV appearances.

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