Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2012

532 Pages | 107 b/w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774164033

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The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun

History, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank

Kees van der Spek

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

By demonstrating the multiplicity of economic activities that are carried out in al-Qurna, this study counters the villagers' stereotypical representation as tomb robbers, and restores an understanding of who they are as people living their lives in the shadow of valued cultural heritage.