Laboratoriorosso is proud to announce the publication of The legend of Tutankhamun, the new book by world-renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass and Italian photographer Sandro Vannini: a unique piece of art that offers the opportunity to observe in detail the most famous treasure in the world and explore the latest discoveries on the Boy King. This work represents the second instalment of a trilogy by the same authors that began with A Secret Voyage, published by Laboratoriorosso in 2009. Zahi Hawass recounts the story of Tutankhamun by adding a new flavour to the narration. New characters, discoveries, and fascinating anecdotes come together in this extraordinary work to take the reader through a sensational journey, filled with unique insights into the life, death, and legacy of the young pharaoh.The narration is accompanied by Sandro Vannini’s stunning photographs, carefully selected to enable the observer to see the King’s treasure as it has never been seen before. Through innovative perspectives and astonishing details, this magnificent collection of artefacts is revealed under a new light, leaving the spectator mesmerised by the sublime craftsmanship of the Ancient Egyptians.The volume includes also an introduction by George Herbert, Earl of Carnarvon, and an essay on ‘Egyptomania in ancient and modern times’, by Italian archaeologists Stefano De Angeli, Riccardo Fusco, and Roberto Buongarzone.
It is dedicated to Mrs Jihan Sadat for the love that she has always given to Egypt.
“I have written 9 books on Tutankhamun. This is the last one, the closest to my heart. When I saw it printed for the first time, I could not believe that a book like this one could exist. The photos are fantastic and the text introduces all that is new about King Tut. I believe that this is the ultimate book on Tutankhamun, the one that should be presented at the centennial of the discovery of his tomb.”