Get this from a library photographing tutankhamun archaeology ancient egypt and the archive christina riggs they are among the most famous and compelling photographs ever made in archaeology howard carter kneeling before the burial shrines of tutankhamun life size statues of the boy king on guard beside . This exhibition explores the pioneering images taken during the 1920s excavation of tutankhamuns tomb by british photographer harry burton photography was essential to archaeology but burtons photography did much more than simply record information about the tomb and its treasures. Her current research focuses on the history of photography and the history of archaeology using the photographic archive formed during the excavation of the tomb of tutankhamun in the 1920s riggs has w christina riggs is a specialist in ancient egyptian art and archaeology with particular interests in how ancient egyptian objects have been . Photographing tutankhamun foregrounds photography as a material technical and social process in early 20th century archaeology in order to question how the photograph made and remade ancient egypt in the waning age of colonial order about the author christina riggs is a historian of archaeology photography and ancient egyptian art
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